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The Best Lemon Bars Recipe

THIS IS THE BEST LEMON BARS RECIPE. The shortbread crust is crunchy and buttery. The center is rich, tart, sweet, and gooey. A light, sugary crackle top seals it together.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon bars recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 193kcal
Author Holly Richter

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together 2 cups of flour, vanilla, and confectioners sugar.
  • Cut in butter until mixture clings together.
  • Press dough in 13x9x2inch baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Beat eggs.
  • Add granulated sugar and lemon juice to eggs.
  • Mix in remaining flour and baking powder.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Bake 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes.
  • Dust confectioner sugar on top and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 2.4% | Calcium: 1.6% | Iron: 5.7%