Easy Lemon  Bar Recipe

Step 1

In a large bowl add your flour, salt, and granulated sugar. Whisk to combine.

Make Shortbread

Then pour in your melted butter, use a spatula to mix together

Make Shortbread

Step 2

Then in a greased foil-lined 8X8 or 9X9 square baking pan press it down evenly. Then bake at 350F for 18-23 minutes, or until nice and golden brown.

Press Into Pan and Bake

Step 3

To make the filling in a large bowl start with granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, cream of tartar and salt.

Make Lemon Filling

Step 4

Whisk together then add your eggs and egg yolks. Finally your freshly zested lemon and lemon juice.

Add Eggs & Lemon

Step 5

Pour mixture into a saucepan and cook over low-medium heat, whisking constantly, mix until the mixture has thickened.

Cook Mixture

Step 6

Then pour the mixture through a strainer into a clean bowl. This helps ensure that you have no cooked eggs and that any thick pieces of lemon zest are taken out.


Step 7

Pour the warm filling on top of the pre-baked crust. Bake in the oven and bake for an additional 9-12 minutes or until when you shake the pan only the very middle barely wiggles.


Step 8

Place the pan on a wire rack to cool for at least 45 minutes. Then wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge. hen sift powdered sugar on top of bars for finishing touch.

Chill the Bars

Step 8