Lemon-Lime Bars


Be sure to pour the lemon filling over the crust immediately after you take it out the oven. This will ensure that lemon layer sets.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter, cut up

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • cup half-and-half

  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • cup lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • cup lime juice

  • 1 drop green food coloring

  • Sifted powdered sugar (optional)

  • Thin strips of lemon and iime peel (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Line pan with parchment, pressing the paper onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine the 2 cups flour, the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the cornstarch and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (mixture will look dry). Press firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes (crust will still look dry).

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, half-and-half and 3 Tbsp. flour; divide in two bowls. In one bowl add lemon peel and lemon juice; in the other bowl lime peel, lime juice and green food coloring into other half. Pour the lemon filling over hot crust; bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Carefully pour lime filling over lemon filling; bake 10 to 12 minutes more or until set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  3. Use paper to lift uncut bars from pan. Cut into bars. Sift over powdered sugar. Top with lemon and lime peel, if desired. Refrigerate to store. Makes 32 bars.

    Lemon Lime Bars
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Folate, total 19.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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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