The Best Lemon Bars Tart, rich and perfection, all rolled into one! Wow your friends with this simple recipe. Hint: No Substitutions!

prep: 15 mins cook: 40 mins total: 55 mins Servings: 36 Yield: 1 – 9×13 inch pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 lemons, juiced

Directions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Step 2

    In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.

    Step 3

    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.

    Step 4

    Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and adding a drop of green food coloring to give a very pale green. After both pans have cooled, cut into uniform 2 inch squares and arrange in a checker board fashion.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 126 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 17.8g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 34.2mg; sodium 44.4mg.

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