The Best Lemon Bars

When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars! Just like chocolate, there is something about the tasty goodness of lemon bars that I can’t resist. I came across The Best Lemon Bars recipe on Pinterest (I know, surprise surprise) and made them a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving. Since then I have made them more times than I can count and must say, they truly live up to their name! They are simply: Sweet and Tart Perfection!

The Best Lemon Bars Recipe

For the crust you’ll need:                                                              For the lemon filling you’ll need:
9×13 ungreased baking pan                                                            1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) soften butter                                                           1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar                                                                                     4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour                                                                   juice from 2 lemons

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • In a medium bowl, add butter and cream. Mix in the sugar and flour and blend until combined. Press crust into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 pan and bake 15-20 minutes until firm and gold.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar and a 1/4 cup of flour. Whisk in 4 eggs. Use a juicer or reamer to juice two whole lemons and whisk the lemon juice into the mixture.
  • Once the crust is finished, pour the lemon mixture over the crust and put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. The bars will seem soft when you take them out of the oven, but they will firm up as they cool. When completely cool cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

These lemon bars would make a wonderful treat for Mother’s Day this weekend. I hope you give them a try, and let me know what you think. They are so easy to make and taste delicious!

Blessings ~ Danielle

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