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Lemon Bars

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For all the lemon lovers in your life, these classic bars are one of the best treats you can make. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for crust)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (for crust)
  • 1 tsp. salt (scant)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar (for filling)
  • 3 lemons (large, for zest)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (squeezed from the 3 large lemons)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (for filling)
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)
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    Calories370Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate57g19%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    wiedster9 a month ago
    big hit! if you can wait, cut and chill in fridge, but still reaaally good non chilled. Also think this should work very well as lime / key lime bars.
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    ghyslaine langlois 3 months ago
    Perfect thank U for guiding me ❤️❤️
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    Patrick Gilsenan 3 months ago
    Very nice and lemony. Will definitely make again.
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    Marissa Wilson 4 months ago
    Delicious and sweet!
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    Hgtu 5 months ago
    This recipe is delicious
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    Shannon Shuler 7 months ago
    i added extra lemon juice and they were yummy but the crust and curd both burned. next time I'll adjust the cooking time on both.
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    Danielle Fountain 8 months ago
    I love the cookie tasting crust and I love the custard the lemon custard but I need to make more of the living custard the next time and using deeper dish because it was too much crust for me
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    Shawna Karmes 8 months ago
    This recipe was so easy and simple. It came out absolutely amazing and my family loved it. Saving this one!
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    -Somebody- 10 months ago
    the lemons dident actually cook and it turned out flst, it looked exactly how it was supposed to be and it tasted terrible. good recipe bad chef lol. I wish luck to those that where able to make it good!! talso the time was awful I had to put it in for way more than just 30-35 min had to put it in there for roughly an hour till it was cooked... Oh well.
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    Amelia Yoshida a year ago
    It turned out really good.
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    Ashley Copple a year ago
    Loved it! No modifications and will absolutely make again
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    FS69 chef a year ago
    Great receipe will make again!!!
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    homechef a year ago
    definitely delicious
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    Chrystylez a year ago
    Turn out beautifully delicious
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    Laura K. a year ago
    Excellent! I substituted ERYTHRITOL for the sugar, and they were quite good.
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    carrie juracek a year ago
    Crust too thick. Would scale down flour and butter next time. Good lemon flavor.
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    Rhea Eid a year ago
    i was really good and i would do it again
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    Rachel 2 years ago
    Good! but there's way too much dough and the crust puffs up a lot
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    Mikaela Schriber 2 years ago
    Really good! Nice and tart, would really like to mske it again!
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    It's a good one, but crutch a little bit dry, maybe i added not enough butter or something else... but it's still tasty. I'll cook it again some day
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    Maryam Assareh 2 years ago
    so badddd. too salty. too sour. too much fat !
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    Vanessa Rohe 2 years ago
    Didnt work🤷🏻‍♀ lemon filling wasn't done and the crust was not good
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    Sarah 2 years ago
    These turned out amazing! Time consuming, but well worth it. My father - hard to please - said they tasted amazing. Just like his grandmother used to make them!
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    Robert Kelly 2 years ago
    A moist and tasty dessert.
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    Savanna Mcshane 2 years ago
    turned out amazing 🥰
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    Jinx Heart 2 years ago
    delicious 😋 definitely would make again
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    Sabrina 2 years ago
    The recipe measurements were not clear at all. You need a lot more of sugar and flour than what the initial ingredient list said. Personally, I replaced all of the sugar with baking stevia (except for 1/2 cup of sugar in the crust) and maple extract instead of vanilla For those having trouble with the amount of lemon juice. Just juice all of the lemons you used for the zest in it. (3/4 cup) As for the taste? It was pretty good :) it was my first time making lemon bars. I didn’t expect it to look cakey on top but it is and the center is the consistency I thought it would be. Could’ve been much more tart though.
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    Tricia Scott 2 years ago
    easy to follow recipe, and tasty!
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    fly fast 2 years ago
    It was so tasty! I have never baked any pastry as tasty as this. Bear in mind that according to the recipe it will be 3 hours before you can eat it
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    Nolan Stuart 2 years ago
    absolutely fantastic! I turned it in the oven halfway through baking, it came out perfectly done and even at 34 minutes. If you cook in glassware I recommend turning the oven temp down 10to 15 degrees, and when you pour the filling in pour very slowly so you do not damage the partially baked bottom