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Servings: 9

Classic Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust Recipe

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Classic Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust Recipe - buttery crust and fresh and tangy lemon curd on top. Simple dessert, you can make any time of the year!
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For the crust:

  • 2 sticks — , 112grams each (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the filling (curd):

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cups lemon juice (fresh squeezed is recommen


For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. In a food processor, process butter, sugar, flour and salt until crumbs are formed. You can do this by hand, incorporating the butter into the dry ingredients, but it si a little messy.
  4. Spread dough onto the baking dish in an even layer.
  5. Bake crust for 15 -18 minutes, until the edges are golden. Let it cool for 15 minutes.

For the filling:

  1. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling.
  2. In a bowl, whisk eggs and sugar. Add flour, whisk again, make sure there are no lumps. Add lemon juice and whisk to incorporate.
  3. Pour mixture over the crust.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is set.
  5. Let it cool in the pan for 1 hour, then cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Remove from pan together with the foil.
  7. Slice into squares.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bars

Nutrition Information

Calories: 344, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 111mg, Potassium: 112mg, Carbohydrates: 69g, Sugar: 44g, Protein: 8g, Vitamin A: 115%, Vitamin C: 7%, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 1.9%