Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust


Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust

Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust
Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust

"This refreshing dessert is great for any holiday in spring (Mother's Day or a Memorial day BBQ) or just when you need a bit of sunshine in your day. This recipe for lemon shortbread squares is absolute perfection and will be a hit for any occasion. Though bottled lemon juice can be a great alternative to squeezing your own lemons, you are going to want to use fresh for this recipe. You’ll need to use some zest from a lemon anyway, so stick to fresh lemons!"

Serves9 people

Preparation Time20 min

Chilling Time1 hr

Cooking Time45 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size8 x 8 Baking Pan


  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 eachs eggs
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  1. The first thing you want to do to make these lemon bars with shortbread crust is preheating your oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Then it’s time to make your crust! Grab a medium mixing bowl and use a fork or your hands to combine the flour, salt, butter, and sugar. Mix until it you have a consistent mixture that resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. When it’s ready, press the crust mixture into an 8×8 baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.

  4. While the shortbread crust bakes, you can start working on the topping.

  5. Whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Once completely mixed, add the eggs lemon peel, and lemon juice. Beat until smooth.

  6. When the shortbread comes out of the oven, pour the topping mixture right over the hot crust. Bake for an additional 25 minutes until the topping is nearly set.

  7. Let the bars cool in the pan, then transfer them into the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

  8. Cut into 9 squares and dust with powdered sugar if desired. Then all you need to do is enjoy these amazing lemon bars with shortbread crust!

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