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The Best Lemon Bars

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The Best Lemon Bars

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  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks, 226g, room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (granulated, white)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 450 grams sugar (cups granulated, white)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
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    Calories850Calories from Fat310
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat20g100%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat310
    Total Carbohydrate130g43%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C20%

    * 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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    Alison Buchanan 3 months ago
    Yummy! I also used a little less sugar than what the recipe called for, and it was still very sweet. I also replaced some of the regular sugar with erythritol and monkfruit and it was delightful.
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    Byrd 10 months ago
    Very good I used the full amount of lemon juice
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    T.D. a year ago
    This recipe made way, way too much crust. The flavors were alright, but probably needed a pinch of salt.
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    GraceDaFace 2 years ago
    Super delicious! I added a little lemon zest and it tasted great.
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    So simple to make! I added less sugar as in general I find most recipes too sweet
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    Melissa 2 years ago
    They were delicious and lemony tart in flavor. My friends are requesting I make more for them.
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    Hi 2 years ago
    Turned out delicious I added a few tablespoons of Keylime juice which gave it nice flavor
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    Shearer 2 years ago
    Yum! I added lemon extract to the crust and lemon zest to the filling.
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    Carter 2 years ago
    Very good, will make again
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    Kevin R. 2 years ago
    Really good...I did put in additional lemon juice, more like 5/8 cup. I like the lemon flavor.
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    Kiyoko Nakano 2 years ago
    This was DELICIOUS! The crust took double the time the recipe asked for for some reason — I just waited til it was lightly browned and firm as recipe said. Once I added the lemon juice it looked kind of runny so I also added about 2 tsp of corn starch. I might lessen the sugar a tad bit next time too. But, they came out perfect!!!
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    Bomi Ayandipo 2 years ago
    The lemon bar tasted great! But the curd foamed.
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    Jessica Ashley 2 years ago
    These are amazing. My crust got stuck on the foil, so I will tweak that next time. I would also recommend probably less lemon juice! Overall these were great!
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    Jackson D. 2 years ago
    These lemon bars are phenomenal! I followed the author's recommendation and only used half a cup of lemon juice and WOW! What a great balance between tart and sweet!
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    LeRoy Hudson 2 years ago
    Fabulous!! Definitely will make again.
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    Segovia 2 years ago
    This was my first time making lemon bars so I was nervous. It was a lot easier than I thought. Everyone that tried them loved them so I will definitely make again and I would recommend this recipe. I only used a half of cup of lemon and I’m glad I did too.
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    Nina 2 years ago
    My preference is not to freeze so I halved the recipe and baked in an 8"x8" pan. My only variation to ingredients was the inclusion of the zest of two lemons. If you are a lemon lover, these bars are for you. The tart but sweet lemony custard is the perfect complement to the shortbread crust.
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    Andrea Ehrlich 3 years ago
    Perfect! And very easy!
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    William Schmierer 3 years ago
    Easy to do 👍 my wife loves these
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    Passmoncki 3 years ago
    Could be more lemony would add more lemon juice next time
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    Morgan Tinsley 3 years ago
    I don’t even like lemon bars but I made these for Easter and I couldn’t stop myself from eating them! So incredibly easy to make and eat! Lol
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    Bev 3 years ago
    The best ever! As someone else suggested, I added lemon zest to the crust and custard!
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    Ruth 3 years ago
    Really good. I’ve never made lemon bars before and these turned out great!
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    Kyle Fitzmyer 3 years ago
    Simple and delicious; this recipe was well balanced between tartness and sweet. The shortbread was an excellent base and thickness. I will definitely use this recipe again.
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    Good, but very tart. That said, I made it without powdered sugar. I would definitely make it again
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    Mel 3 years ago
    Absolutely loved these! the whole family goes crazy for these lemon squares! It’s perfect for Easter too!
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    Tyler 3 years ago
    They were okay too much crust
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    Donna 4 years ago
    Absolutely delicious!
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    Simmons 4 years ago
    AMAZING!!!!!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I've made it several times, my favorite recipe. Super easy!
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    Ruby 4 years ago
    Simple receipe but tastes amazing