Lemon Bars


Lemon bars on a shortbread base.

close up view of a stack of Lemon Bars next to a lemon, on a black plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
16 squares


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


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

  2. Mix 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup confectioners sugar in a medium bowl. Melt butter and stir into flour mixture. Press evenly into an 8x8-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  4. While crust bakes, make topping: Mix 1 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and baking powder in a large bowl. Beat eggs and add to mixture, stirring well. Add lemon juice and zest; mix well. Pour over crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Cool slightly, then cut into squares while warm; dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* 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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