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Old Fashioned Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust and Lemon Filling

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars are a great combination of a crunchy crust with a yummy lemon filling; if you like lemon, you'll love these!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 Squares
Calories 321kcal
Author Barb


For the Crust:

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour

For the Filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T. grated lemon rind
  • Powdered sugar for top


To Prepare the Crust:

  • Blend butter with powdered sugar and flour. Press on the bottom of a 9X13X2 inch pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly colored.

To Prepare the Filling:

  • Beat the eggs and blend with sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, baking powder, salt, lemon juice and rind. Pour over baked crust.
  • Return to oven and continue baking for 25-30 minutes. Sift powdered sugar over the top. Cool and cut into squares or bars.


Serving: 18 | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g