Perfect Lemon Bars

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
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Perfectly baked tangy and sweet lemon bars!
Course Dessert

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust:

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour divided

Lemon Filling:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest from about 2 large lemons
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice from 3 to 4 large lemons
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Additional confectioners' sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Slowly beat in 1 1/2 cups flour.
  3. Press into the bottom of a greased 13x9 pan and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
  4. While baking, in a small bowl whisk eggs, sugar, zest, lemon juice, milk and remaining 3 T flour until frothy. Pour over the hot crust.
  5. Turn oven to 325 degrees and bake an additional 18-20 minutes until the top is lightly brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust the top with additional confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars and refrigerate leftovers.