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Classic Lemon Bars

  • Author: Chelsea
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 24 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American



  • Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Lemon Mixture:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 34 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar, reserved for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the crust in your mixer until crumbly, or use a fork. Press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden.
  4. While the crust is cooking, combine the ingredients for the lemon mixture and whip until frothy. Pour over the hot crust.
  5. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until baking dish can be wiggled without the center of the bars jiggling.
  6. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, or until no longer hot. Wrap with saran wrap and transfer to fridge fro at least 2 hours.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining confectioner’s sugar before serving.