These lovely little Lemon Bars are made with a buttery shortbread crust topped with a tart yet sweet custard filling making them irresistible.
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Classic Lemon Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 16
Author Garnish & Glaze

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 10 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

For the Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9x9 inch pan.
  • Mix the flour, powdered sugar, and salt together. Cut the butter into the mix until crumbly and then press into the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly golden. Meanwhile, make the filling.

For the Filling:

  • Whisk all the filling ingredients together until combined.
  • Pour over the cooked crust and place back in the oven for 17-20 minutes until filling is set.
  • Cool completely, dust with powdered sugar, cut into squares.