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Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe

With summer fun in full swing, now is the perfect time to pull out the citrus fruits for a late summer treat. Whether with friends gathered by the pool or a late afternoon on the front porch with family, there is no better time to enjoy a new sweet and tart lemon bar.

The bars were family finished them off the same day; however, when I make them again, I will double the filling to make them extra tasty.

Summer calories don't count, right?

Delicious Lemon Bar Recipe


Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Lightly grease and flour an 8×8 inch (20×20cm) square cake pan or line with parchment paper.


In a medium bowl, beat on medium speed the butter and powdered sugar until combined then add the flour and beat again until a soft dough forms (approximately 1 1/2 minutes). Pat evenly onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

Bake 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven, but keep the oven on.


Meanwhile in a medium bowl, beat together, the eggs, granulated sugar, baking powder, fresh

lemon juice, pinch of salt and zest. Pour over warm baked base and return to the oven for 20-25 minutes (until the centre is set, I baked mine for 25 minutes, may need to go a bit longer), Cool in the pan, I recommend that you also chill in the fridge for 1 hour for easier cutting, cut into squares, remove from pan, dust with powdered sugar and serve. Enjoy!! :)


  • You may want to refrigerate the Lemon Bars before cutting as it makes cutting the squares easier.

  • You know when Lemon Bars are done when you gently shake the pan and the filling is set and no longer jiggles.

  • Store the cooled baked bars in an airtight container in the fridge, although they can be left out for a few hours while they are being served. They will last up to 4 days in the fridge.

  • Lemon Squares can also be frozen, place the completely cooled cookies, on a cookie sheet, freeze for 1 hour then transfer to a freezer safe container, place parchment paper between the layers, they will keep for up to 3-4 months in the freezer.

  • Be sure to thaw the frozen cookies in the fridge before serving. If you do freeze them, don't dust with powdered sugar first, that can be added before serving.

Have a super, sweet Monday,

amber :)

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