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Craving something decadent? These fresh lemon bars are easy to make and the perfect balance of citrus and sweet, everyone will love them!

The Best Lemon Bar Recipe Ever

These refreshing lemon bars will make any meal feel like a special event.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Fresh Lemon Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 36 people



  • 1 1/2 cups cold butter cut into cubes
  • 2 cups flour chilled
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice from 6-8 lemons
  • 1/2 cup flour


  1. Juice lemons; set juice aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9x13" baking dish; set aside. Place cubed butter, 2 cups flour, brown sugar, powdered sugar and salt in food processor and pulse until dough forms.
  3. Press dough into baking dish so that it comes up about 1/2 inch on the sides. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.
  4. Remove crust from oven; let cool on wire rack.
  5. While crust is cooling, make filling. Whisk together eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and flour.
  6. Pour filling mixture overtop of crust. Bake 30-35 minutes longer.
  7. Remove from heat; let bars cool completely. Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar, then slice and serve.