Easy Homemade Lemon Bars Recipe

Easy Homemade Lemon Bars Recipe

This simple delicious lemon bars recipe is the best way to enjoy an easy dessert for any occasion, whether you're entertaining guests or just craving a sweet treat.

This particular recipe is also my go-to recipe for school bake sales and potlucks, a good reason to add a burst of lemon flavor to every gathering.

The buttery and crumbly baked crust pairs perfectly with the zesty luscious lemon filling, creating a perfect balance of flavors and textures.

These bars are a must-try especially for any lemon lover and for those who love lemon desserts and the bright, citrusy flavor of lemons. Plus, with its easy preparation and simple ingredients, this easy lemon bars recipe is a great make ahead dessert that's sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 16 tablespoons butter (cut into pieces)
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • ■■■■ FILLING: ■■■■■
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
1 hour
Total time:
1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield: 30 squares | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
2. To prepare the crust, add the crust ingredients: all purpose flour, arrowroot starch and powdered sugar to a food processor. Scatter butter cubes over flour and process until the mixture appears crumbly and coarse.

3. Using your hands, crumple a large piece of parchment paper into a ball then flatten it out and use to line your baking dish (I used a 3 quart pyrex glass dish, 9x13”). Transfer flour mixture to the lined dish and use a measurement cup or your hands to press it down into an even layer with a raised border around the edges.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until lightly golden brown.

5. Prepare the filling. In a bowl, thoroughly whisk together the filling ingredients: eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, flour and granulated sugar (make sure no clumps are present). If I'm running low on time, I use an immersion blender at low speed to quickly complete this step.

6. Pour the filling over the top of the crust (no need to cool it down) and bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes (until the middle is set). Baking time may vary depending on your oven.

7. Cool completely at room temperature, then use a sharp knife to slice into portions.

Use a fine-mesh strainer to dust the top of the bars with powdered sugar (or confectioners' sugar).

Store in a covered container in the fridge before serving.

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Organic Flour

Organic Flour

Cane Sugar

Cane Sugar
Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot Starch


Powdered Sugar

Powdered Sugar

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These turned out delicious!

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