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Easy Lemon Bars made with just 5 ingredients! Homemade Lemon Bars recipe made with butter, sugar, eggs and lemon juice for a tasty, tangy lemon dessert! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Lemon Bars
Servings: 15
Calories: 301kcal


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 2 1/3 cups flour divided
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice about 2 lemons


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, blend together butter, 2 cups flour, and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Initially this will be crumbly, but as you mix, it will come together like pie dough so be patient. If you don’t see this happen, adding a teaspoon of cold water will fix it. Using an electric mixer helps mix the crust more uniformly.
  • Press the dough firmly into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The crust should be golden brown.
  • In another bowl, stir together the remaining 1 1/2 cups of the sugar and 1/3 cup flour. Then whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. This should be frothy.
  • Pour over the baked crust and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle immediately with a little powdered sugar to make them look pretty. Make sure you cool these bars COMPLETELY. The lemon will become more firm as it cools. After cooling, cut into squares and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg