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Lemon Bar Love! - 30 recipes

Lemon bars have just the right balance of sweet and tart. They are popular at a dessert buffet, and their bright yellow color brightens a party table. Make extra if you want leftovers - lemon bars are a disappearing dessert!

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By XrayKim

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (62 Votes)
Barefoot Contessa's Lemon Bars 1 Picture
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Servings 30
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 65

  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • FILLING:
  • 6 extra-large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (4 to 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

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Deliciously sweet lemon bars with a shortbread crust and a rich lemon filling

Top rated Lemon Bar recipes

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Lemon bars are a classic citrus dessert

  • 1 box angel food cake mix
  • 1 (22-ounce) can lemon pie filling
  • Powdered sugar, optional
4.5/5 (27 Votes)

By

These lemon bars have an extreme intense lemony flavor for those who love to pucker up

  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1-stick) softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 heaping cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • FILLING:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, or to taste (about 2 juicy medium lemons; see note below)
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half (whole milk or cream are okay)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional and to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, optional and to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest loosely packed, or to taste
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
4.6/5 (50 Votes)

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The lemon filling was the perfect balance of sweet and tart and the crust was flaky and buttery

  • CRUST:
  • 2 sticks butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • FILLING:
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (4 to 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed (8 lemons)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
4.4/5 (26 Votes)

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The balance of flavors from the tart lemon and sweet coconut is amazing in these delicious bars!

  • CRUST:
  • 1 (1-pound) yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs melted butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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Lemon bars with go to a new height with a sprinkle of coconut on top! A refreshing dessert, perfect to make for yo

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter or margarine
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
4.5/5 (111 Votes)

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My go to lemon bars, delightful buttery crust, delicious filling! Perfect bar, simple to make!

  • COOKIE BASE:
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • LEMON FILLING:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, freshly zested
4.5/5 (76 Votes)

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You will absolutely love these sweet and tangy raspberry lemonade bars! They are a perfect treat for a hot summer's...

  • CRUST:
  • 9 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Salt, to taste
  • FILLING:
  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • Salt, to taste
4.5/5 (59 Votes)

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Delicious Lemon Ripple Cheesecake Bars recipe

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/4 pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4.5/5 (56 Votes)

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Lemon bars are a classic cookie, with a shortbread crust and a lemon "curd" filling, dusted with powdered sugar

  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • FILLING:
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
4.6/5 (46 Votes)

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Light, tangy lemon desserts are a refreshing way to end any meal and these lemon bars won't disappoint, they're del

  • CRUST:
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated (organic is best)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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WOW! These Cream Cheese Lemon Bars are absolutely delicious!

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.4/5 (34 Votes)

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I made these for a get together last night and they were scarfed down fast!! Very easy and yummy! They're not too r...

  • 1 package lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
4.7/5 (11 Votes)

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What better way to highlight the wonderful flavor of lemon than in this creamy cheesecake? The kiwi fruit is what t

  • 9 graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 to 3 kiwis, sliced for topping
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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A nutty graham cracker crust is topped with creamy cheesecake, fresh blueberries and lemon curd for the perfect des

  • 2/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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