Cakes & Patisserie

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

I love how lemon bars look – one of the most cheerful and bright desserts with the yellow tone and dusted with powdered sugar! These lemon bars are a perfect combination of sweet and sour and the recipe is prepared in layers. Starting from the crust to the filling!

These bars are gooey sweet, with just enough tang from the lemon juice and a rich buttery crust!

This is a definitely qualifies as a kids choice recipe!


  • Eggs – 4 Large 
  • Unsalted Butter – 1 Cup 
  • Sugar – 2 Cups 
  • Flour – 2.5 Cups 
  • Vanilla Extract – 1.5 Teaspoons
  • Salt – 1/2 Teaspoon 
  • Lemon Juice – 2/3 Cup
  • Lemon Zest – 2 Teaspoons 
  • Powdered Sugar – 1/4 Cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray the bottom of your pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, add butter, sugar, 2 cups of flour, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Press down the crust dough evenly on the bottom of the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown at the edges. Remove and set aside.
  5. Then, microwave the lemons for 15-20 seconds (This helps to squeeze out the maximum juice with ease).
  6. Juice the lemons in a cup. You’ll need 2/3 Cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  7. Meanwhile, zest a lemon to get 2 teaspoons of lemon zest.
  8. In a large bowl, add the 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 1/3 cup flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Set aside.
  9. Lightly beat the eggs and then add the eggs to the lemon mixture.
  10. Pour over the crust and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool and then chill in the fridge.
  12. Let the lemon bars sit in the fridge overnight for best results!
  13. Dust with powdered sugar and add lemon slices for garnishing.
  14. Serve and share!


Post By: Sakshi Deswal / Appy Bistro

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