Creamy Lemon Bars Recipe

Looking for a tantalizing treat that combines the perfect balance of tangy and sweet? Indulge your taste buds with our Creamy Lemon Bars Recipe! These delectable delights feature a buttery, crumbly crust that perfectly complements the luscious, velvety lemon filling. Bursting with citrusy goodness, each bite is a refreshing explosion of zesty flavor. Our foolproof recipe will guide you through the process, ensuring a heavenly outcome that will leave your guests craving for more. Whether you’re hosting a summer soirée or simply satisfying your dessert cravings, these Creamy Lemon Bars will elevate any occasion. Get ready to be impressed with this recipe that’s sure to brighten up your taste buds and your search engine rankings!

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Creamy Lemon Bars

Indulge in the irresistible tangy-sweet combination of our Creamy Lemon Bars. With a buttery crust and velvety lemon filling, each bite bursts with refreshing citrus flavor. Our foolproof recipe ensures a heavenly outcome that will leave you craving more. Perfect for any occasion, these bars are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars
Calories 369 kcal


Shortbread Crust

  • 1 cup butter unsalted, melted
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp lemon zest

Lemon Filling

  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 8 tbsp flour
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups lemon juice


  • icing sugar
  • lemon slices


  • Preheat your oven to 160ºC (325ºF).
  • Line the bottom and sides with a baking paper of a 20 x 20 cm (13 x 9) baking pan.
  • Leaving the sides to overhang, this will help to lift the bars out of the pan.


  • Using a medium-size mixing bowl, blend the melted butter with sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Add the flour and stir to well blended, the dough will be thick.
  • Press the dough firmly into the prepared pan, in an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are just lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and use a fork to poke holes all over the warm crust.


  • Sift the sugar and flour together in a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice and whisk all until well blended.
  • Pour the lemon filling over the warm crust and bake for 20 minutes or until the center is no longer jiggly.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool down completely on a wire rack.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours until fully chilled.
  • Lift the baking paper out of the pan using the overhang on the sides.
  • Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.
  • Optional - you can garnish with lemon slices before serving.


Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 275mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 631IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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