Print Pin
4.5 from 2 votes

Lemony Lemon Bars

These lemony lemon bars are easy to make. They're sweet with a tangy bite to them. There's a shortbread crust and a soft, lemon top. Finish the bars with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemony Lemon Bars
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 409kcal
Author Miranda Couse



  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • zest of 3 large lemons
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice 3 large lemons
  • 4 eggs room temperature



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 11x7 pan with tin foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and sugar. Beat on medium until creamy. 
  • Add in the flour and salt and continue beating until incorporated. If it doesn't come together, use your hands and press it together. 
  • Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking pan. 
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and work on the filling.


  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, and lemon zest. 
  • Add in the lemon juice and eggs and whisk until thoroughly incorporated. 
  • Pour the filling on top of the baked crust and place into the preheated oven. Bake for 35 minutes or until the filling is set.
  • Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours to set. Cut and serve!


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 71mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.6mg