Deluxe Lemon Bars


A splash of lemon juice and shredded lemon peel give these sunny treats sweet citrus flavor.

Deluxe Lemon Bars
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
30 bars


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel (set aside)

  • cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving about 1 inch of foil extending over the ends. In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cups flour and the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Add butter and beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed just until mixture begins to cling together. Press into the bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake about 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with a whisk; whisk in granulated sugar and lemon juice until well mixed. Whisk in the 1/4 cup flour and the lemon peel. Pour over baked crust.

  3. Bake about 20 minutes more or until edges begin to brown and center is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Remove bars from pan, using the overlapping foil to lift from pan. Sift additional powdered sugar over top. Cut into bars or into 21 3/4-inch diamonds. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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