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Lemon Bars cut into squares
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Lemon Bars Recipe

These layered bars pack a buttery crust, mixed with lemon and some sugar.  They are by far the best lemon bars I've ever made! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Lemon Bars Recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Mique Provost


  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1/3 c lemon juice
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • Sift together flour and confectioners sugar.
  • Cut in butter until mixture clings together. (I use my hands to mix in the butter to the mix - it gets messy but is the best way to get it in there!) 
  • Lay down a piece of parchment paper in a 9x13" pan.  Press crust mix into 9x13" pan.
  • Bake @ 350 for 20-25 minutes, or lightly browned and then cool.
  • In a bowl, mix cream cheese until smooth.  
  • Add 1 egg and vanilla and beat well. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat 4 eggs until frothy. 
  • Add granulated sugar and lemon juice. 
  • Sift together 1/4 cup flour and baking powder and stir in to egg mixture.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.
  • Cover with egg mixture.  (Pour this slowly, do not dump it onto the layer, it will not layer well)
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until done.  (might need longer depending on thickness of bars) 
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares. 


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.4mg