Lemon Bars

posted Jun 19, 2014, 7:10 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 7:10 PM by JolieT 72 ]


  • Crust
  • 4 large eggs, beaten lightly 
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons finely-grated lemon zest (from two large lemons) 
  • 2/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice, strained 
  • 1/3 cup whole milk 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered (confectioner's) sugar to decorate finished lemon bars


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Adjust oven rack to middle position.

Prepare Crust and bake.

While crust is baking, make the Lemon Filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, and flour; stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, milk, and salt to blend well. Pour mixture onto top of the baked warm crust. You may set the prepared Lemon Filling aside until crust is finished baking. When ready to pour on warm crust, re-blend Lemon Filling mixture and pour into the warm crust.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until the filling feels firm when touched lightly. Remove from oven and transfer the pan to a wire cooling rack and cool for 30 minutes.

After cooling, grasp the parchment paper and carefully lift the bars onto a cutting board. Cut into serving size squares or bars. To cut the bars, don't make a sawing motion with your knife, instead make long, clean cuts the length of the pan. Wipe the knife clean by dipping it in hot water and wiping with a clean kitchen towel to dry between cuts.

about 2 dozen bars.