Learn how to make the BEST Lemon Bars…yep all caps…these lemon bars are that good! Super Lemony…and super easy to make. They make a great dessert to bring to a party…cut them a little smaller to share with many. I’m a lemon lover through and through, we’ve shared a bunch of favorite lemon recipes here, including one of my favorites the Lemon Meringue Dessert, and I can’t believe I’ve never shared my favorite lemon bar recipe here! I mean c’mon…lemon bars are the greatest of all the lemon desserts! We made a fun quick video to show you how simple they are to make at home.
I’m a big kitchen gadget fan, and it’s always fun when recipes put some of the less used kitchen gadgets to work. Gotta love the microplane lemon zester! It’s a must for this recipe to get all that flavorful lemon zest! What’s your favorite kitchen gadget that you don’t get to use that often…but you’re always thrilled when a recipe needs it…and you have one? Ever wondered why lemon zest is included in a recipe, when it seems just the lemon juice alone would add great lemon-y flavor. Lemon zest is a super easy way to add intense lemon flavor to baked goods…like these lemon bars. The zester is great for zesting all citrus fruits.
Best Ever Lemon Bars
- FOR THE SHORTBREAD COOKIE CRUST
- 2 sticks of butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- FOR THE LEMON CURD FILLING
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup flour
- *powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9x13 pan with a sheet of parchment paper, and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Mix in the flour and salt until dough forms.
Press the dough into the pan.
If time allows, chill the dough in in the fridge for 15 minutes before baking.
Bake the crust for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Chill.
For the Lemon Curd Filling, whisk together all of the remaining ingredients (except the powdered sugar), and pour into the cooled crust.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the lemon curd filling is set in the middle and it doesn’t giggle in the pan when you move it a bit.
Once set remove from oven and let cool to room temperature or chill overnight.
Finish with a dusting of powdered sugar before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
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I hope all you lemon lovers make them soon! They’re so fresh and springy. Have a great day!