Strawberry Lemon Bars


My mom used to make this strawberry lemon bar recipe for me as a kid. I make this recipe year round and it has become a family tradition.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
16 bars



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 4 large eggs

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, and salt for crust in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter and oil and pulse until incorporated and crumbly. Press into an 8-inch square baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

  4. While crust is baking, place berries into the food processor and process until smooth. Strain mixture to remove seeds, then transfer berry puree to a bowl with white sugar, flour, lemon juice, eggs, and salt. Whisk to combine.

  5. Remove crust from the oven and immediately pour filling mixture over top. Return to the oven and bake until filling is just set, about 20 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator until chilled, about 2 hours. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into 16 bars.

Cook's Notes:

You can use raspberries instead of strawberries, and either fresh or frozen thawed berries work.

You can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, or a combination of both.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
6g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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