Rich Lemon Bars

4.86 from 7 votes

These Rich Lemon Bars are sweet & tart! It doesn’t get much easier than this. Delicious lemon bars in about 30 minutes! Great beginner recipe.

rich lemon bars

These Rich Lemon Bars are so easy to make and taste great! Especially if you like a really tart treat. Doesn’t matter if you call these lemon bars or lemon squares, this is a must-make recipe for lovers of lemon desserts.

flour and butter base ready for baking
Flour and Butter Base ready for Baking

What I really like about this lemon bar recipe is that it doesn’t call for too many ingredients. This recipe is perfect for beginners or teaching kids how to bake.

base fresh out of the oven
Base Fresh out of the Oven

Tips

  • When I am not in a rush and need to make a crust like in this recipe, I like to use this trick to cut in the butter. I put the butter in the freezer until it’s frozen solid. Then I use a box grater to quickly shred the butter. I then place the butter in a baggie and keep it in the fridge until I am ready to use it.
bars without powdered sugar
Lemon Squares cut in pan without Powdered Sugar

The amount of additional powdered sugar you sprinkle on top of these delicious lemon squares is totally up to you. However much you need to offset the tartness of the lemon filling.

overhead shot of bars

If lemon bars are not your thing, check out my other great Dessert Recipes. Pay close attention to my Date Squares recipe. Out of this world! And for another delicious lemon dessert, you must try my Lemon Meringue Pie recipe. Yummy!

rich lemon bars

If you enjoy making bars, you really need to try my Magic Custard Bars. Pure magic.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Rich Lemon Bars recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Powdered Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Eggs, White Sugar, Baking Powder and Lemon Juice.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and powdered sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over baked crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Let cool to room temperature. Cut into squares. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.

Printable Recipe Card

rich lemon bars

Rich Lemon Bars

These Rich Lemon Bars are sweet & tart! It doesn't get much easier than this. Delicious lemon bars in about 30 minutes! Great beginner recipe.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 12
Calories 298 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter, cold & shredded
  • 4 Eggs, Slightly beaten
  • 1 ½ Cups White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and powdered sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto bottom of lightly greased 9 inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over baked crust. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool to room temperature. Cut into squares. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 92mgSugar: 30gVitamin A: 435IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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4 Comments

  1. Marie says:

    I love this recipe. I have made it several times and it always turns out perfectly.

  2. Amber says:

    Mine were a bit under baked because I decided to bake the shorter amount of time suggested. This was my first time ever making lemon squares so I wanted an easy recipe, which it was. The mixture was a bit on the mushy side after baking, but it still turned out really tasty! I ate several squares and then put it back in the oven for another 8 mins. Seems less wobbly now. I recommend baking on the longer side. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. G-Ma says:

    I made these lemon squares yesterday and I cannot tell you how good they are. I left them in the pan until today as I am bringing them to a family gathering. They were just as fresh as yesterday. If you like lemon these are the squares for you. So easy to make and so delicious. So glad that I made them.

  4. Brandi says:

    These are my all time favorite lemon bars.

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