Easy Lemon Bars Recipe


Shortbread Crust

  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Lemon Filling

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350-degrees

Shortbread Crust

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  2. Add the flour and salt and mix.
  3. Press into a greased 13″ x 9″ casserole dish.
  4. Chill for 15 minutes.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden brown.

Lemon Filling

  1. Add six eggs to a large bowl.
  2. Add the sugar and lemon juice and mix together.
  3. Add the flour a little bit at a time and mix.
  4. Pour over shortbread crust and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until lemon filling it set.
  5. Cool for at least 30-45 minutes.
  6. Cut and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Using tinfoil (greased) inside of the casserole dish makes it easier to take the lemon bars out and cut them after they cool.