Easy Lemon Bars Recipe (w/ Video)

A grid of easy lemon bars dusted with powdered sugar made with my lemon bars recipe.

Hello Daring Bakers!

This recipe is lengthy within the making! Because the delivery of Greater Bolder Baking, folks have been asking for a straightforward Lemon Bars recipe. Effectively, brace yourselves as a result of it’s lastly right here.

My Lemon Bars Recipe has all the very best bits of traditional lemon bars however made even simpler. Some lemon bars require pre-cooking the filling or further tools. Nevertheless, these tangy and wealthy lemon bars are made in a single bowl and by hand.

These wholesome lemon bars are made with a traditional candy and buttery shortbread base and topped with a brilliant contemporary lemony custard. In addition they boast a crackle high, gooey heart, and crunchy candy base. Principally, these lemon bars are going to make all your family and friends swoon!

And, should you love lemon recipes as I do, you need to attempt my lemon cake with lemon buttercream frosting, lemon semifreddo, and my no-bake lemon cheesecake!

Rows of lemon bars dusted with powdered sugar on parchment paper.

What Is Shortbread?

Shortbread, or shortcrust pastry, is the start of my simple lemon bars recipe. Shortbread is outlined by a brilliant crunchy and flaky texture that has a candy taste.  This crust can be the bottom of millionaire’s shortbread. It solely wants a couple of components and is made by hand with simply butter, flour, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar. If you happen to’re on the lookout for a killer shortbread cookie recipe, look no additional than my Three-ingredient shortbread cookies.

The wealthy candy crust bakes forward of the filling to make sure it’s cooked by way of. After baking for 25 minutes, I fill them will the custard filling after which it’s only a matter of time!

What You’ll Want For This Finest Lemon Bar Recipe

[Did you know you can make your own extracts? ]

How To Make Lemon Bars

These selfmade Lemon Bars are made with a straightforward lemon custard filling. The filling of this lemon bar is made by combining egg yolks, sugar, and plenty of contemporary lemon juice and lemon zest. Critically, it has all of the parts of the very best selfmade lemon curd (and don’t overlook to get the complete recipe with measurements, on the web page down under).

  1. Preheat oven and butter and line baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. Mix sugars and flours in a big bowl. Rub within the butter and convey collectively utilizing your palms till dough kinds a ball.
  3. Switch dough to baking tin in a single even layer. Prick crust throughout with a fork.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Whereas the shortbread dough bakes, mix egg yolks, sugar, smooth butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and zest and blend in a medium bowl.
  6. Whisk in flour and baking soda.
  7. Take away baked crust from oven and fill with lemon filling.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes till the filling on high is golden brown.
  9. Cool totally earlier than dusting with powdered sugar. Reduce into squares.
  10. Retailer within the fridge.

Are Lemon Bars Finest-Served Chilly?

I like the thought of heat gooey lemon bars. Nevertheless, lemon bars are simpler to chop into squares when they’re totally cooled. This is a crucial step in setting the middle of them. After cooling I like to mud these simple lemon bars with powdered sugar for that further contact of sweetness.

A stack of lemon bars dusted with powdered sugar and ready to eat.

Do Lemon Bars Want To Be Refrigerated?

Sure, lemon bars needs to be refrigerated. Since they’re custard-based, it’s best to be sure to place any leftovers within the fridge or should you don’t wish to instantly dig into your traditional lemon bars, then remember to refrigerate inside a couple of hours of them being on the counter. Relating to storing lemon bars, refrigeration is the way in which to go.

Can You Freeze Lemon Bars?

Completely, you’ll be able to freeze them. Simply just remember to seal them tight with plastic wrap earlier than inserting them contained in the freezer. Lemon bars can final within the freezer for 3 to 4 months. And when you’re able to eat them, thaw the lemon bars within the fridge in a single day earlier than having fun with your lemon bars.

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NOTE: THIS RECIPE HAS BEEN EDITED ON 9/6/2018 TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FILLING. WE HAVE RESOLVED ANY ISSUE WITH THE RECIPE. Gemma 🙂

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Full (and printable) recipe under!

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