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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The BEST Lemon Bars EVER

The BEST Lemon Bars EVER are a great way to welcome Spring! If the weather's not cooperating where you are, these bars will surely give your taste buds a tease and get your mind in Spring mode!


The best LEMON BARS ever - with their buttery crust and yummy lemony filling, they're sure to become a family favorite!  #lemon #Spring #dessert

Y'all know I like to tinker with recipes, but there are just some recipes I don't mess with - because they are perfect (in my humble opinion). I can promise you, if you come to my house to eat - the One-Pot Goulash, Chili - Like Wendy's, Old Fashioned Potato Salad and a few other recipes on this blog will always be the same. Always. As in, they never vary. Ever. The Best Ever Lemon Bars?! They fall into that "never ever change 'em" category. 

These lemon bars have the perfect balance of buttery crust with an incredibly delicious lemon filling. They're not too tart, and they're not too sweet - just like baby bear's porridge, it's just right!!

The best LEMON BARS ever - with their buttery crust and yummy lemony filling, they're sure to become a family favorite!  #lemon #Spring #dessert

Although the additional powdered sugar on top is "optional" in the recipe, we all really know it's not. Look at them - don't you want some?! Good thing it's easy to whip up a batch ... or three! You just might need that many with how addicting these things are!

The best LEMON BARS ever - with their buttery crust and yummy lemony filling, they're sure to become a family favorite!  #lemon #Spring #dessert



The BEST Lemon Bars EVER
Printable recipe
Yield: 20-25 squares

For the crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
¼ cup powdered sugar

For the filling:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
2 large eggs

Additional powdered sugar for topping, if desired

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, butter and powdered sugar until well combined. Press into an ungreased 8x8x2-in. or 9x9x2-in. baking pan, building up the edges about half an inch.

Bake the crust for 20 minutes.

Beat the filling ingredients with an electric mixer on HIGH speed for about 3 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Pour the mixture over the hot crust.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until no indentation remains when the center is lightly touched. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Cut into 1½-2-in. bars.


The best LEMON BARS ever - with their buttery crust and yummy lemony filling, they're sure to become a family favorite!  #lemon #Spring #dessert

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32 comments:

  1. Jamie! These bars look fantastic!! I absolutely love all things lemon!!! Pinned and making these soon!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Jamie, your lemon bars look fantastic and yes, it's just the spring touch I need when I'm looking out the window at a frozen, snowy landscape! :) I love lemon and of course, the bars MUST have the powdered sugar! :) Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a great Wednesday! Hugs!

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  3. These look awesome, love that gooey lemon filling. I've never actually made these before but I think I'll have to :)

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  4. These sound wonderful! We love lemon bars, but have only made them from the box. :( I am SO happy to have a good, make-it-yourself recipe. And, your emphasis on the perfection of this recipe makes me want to whip a batch (or three!) up right now! Thanks so much for sharing - my children thank you too. I pinned it!

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  5. I love lemon bars and these look so fantastic! Pinning!! :)

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  6. Wow! Just cruisin' through today's blog hop and my eye stopped on this photo. I LOVE lemon bars and yours look absolutely beautiful. PINNED!!!

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  7. 1. Beautiful photos!
    2. omg those look so yummy!

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  8. They sure look WONDERFUL!!
    I'd eat them any seasons :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing your lemon bar recipe. They look so delicious. I'm going to have to give them a try.
    Ali xx

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  10. The recipe for the best lemon bars ever calls for 1/4 powered sugar. As the two other ingredients call for cup measurements should I assume that's the case with the powered sugar, as in 1/4 cup powered sugar? Thanks.

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    1. Yes!! So sorry - it's been updated! Thanks for the catch! :)

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  11. I love lemon bars - partly because they remind me of spring, and partly because they're so delicious!

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  12. These look heavenly!!!! Pinning!!! :)

    - Brooke -

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  13. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Lemon bars are my husbands favorite!
    Your bars look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us.
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

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  14. Oh how yummy-looking! Thanks for sharing the recipe now, as Aldi has lemons for 99. a bag! Blessings from Bama!

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  15. I believe you. These look like the best lemon bars ever. thanks for sharing them on foodie friday.

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  16. Be still my ever-loving-lemon heart!!! Pinning!

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  17. This looks like a great recipe Jamie, we will love these bars! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Wow, this looks so delicious! I'm crazy about lemon! Thanks for sharing recipe!
    Have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  19. Lemon bars are my hubby's favourite dessert. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  20. Visiting from the DIY Dreamer. My daughter is home on Spring Break and we're making this recipe as we speak! Thanks!!

    xoxo
    -andi

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  21. YUM! I have the hugest lemon trewe it fruits constantly for 10 months of the year, at present we are in one of our slow months but I think this is going on the list as one of the first things we do when they ripen.

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  22. Dear Jamie, These lemon bars look delightful. I love lemon bars...they are one of my absolute favorites. Have a wonderful evening. Blessings, Catheine

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  23. G'day! Two to go please!
    Thanks for sharing it at the Foodie Friends Friday #Foods That Make You Smile Party!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  24. This look amazing! I love lemon bars but have never tried to make them on my own. This looks like my recipe to try! Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday. I chose your recipe as my host favorite and it will be featured on Daily Dish Magazine on Monday! Hope to see you next week.

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  25. Hi, thank you for sharing this recipe with us! Just last night I tried making the lemon bars for the first time. Not too bad however the lemon filling layer came out to be really thin.... Thinner than the crust. What did I do wrong.... Over mix the lemon filling? By the way, the crust is so gooood!

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    1. Hi Karen! The filling for this recipe is supposed to be thin. You could double the filling recipe if you prefer more, and adjust the baking time! I hope that helps! :)

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  26. These are great. I'm taking some lemon bars to the lemon party

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  27. This recipe is perfect! Though I accidentally used powdered sugar for the filling, it still came out great! Thanks.

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  28. How can I make the lemon bars a little more lemony? I need just a bit more tartness. I was thinking more zest?

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  29. they're in the oven now! Thank you

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