Lemon Pie Bars

Lemon Pie Bars

This is a really awesome Lemon Pie Bar recipe that is made with a few simple ingredients and under 1 hour.  We usually make these starting in the spring into the summer.  I remember when my wife first started making these, I was instantly hooked and always look forward to eating these all the time!  Lucky for me, we made these together today but don’t expect these lemon bars to stay around for long.  I’ll probably finish these in a day or so!

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 cup butter (softened)

4 eggs

1 cup organic cane sugar (or 1 1/2 cup if you want sweeter lemon bar filling)

1/2 cup lemon juice

lemon zest (from entire lemon)

Lemon Pie Bars

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lemon Pie Bars

2. Sift 2 cups of flour and confectioners’ sugar together.

Lemon Pie Bars

3. Cut and add in butter.

Lemon Pie Bars

4. Mix well until the dough resembles a pie dough consistency.

Lemon Pie Bars

5. Press the dough into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan to form a nice crust. (Tip – Also make sure to press the dough about 1/4 inch higher against all across the sides of baking pan to avoid potential lemon filling spilling into a gap)

Lemon Pie Bars

6. Bake crust dough in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.

Lemon Pie Bars

7. Beat eggs, sugar, 4 tbsp flour, lemon juice and lemon zest for a minute.

Lemon Pie Bars

8. Pour the mixture over the cooled baked crust.

Lemon Pie Bars

9. Bake the lemon pie bars for another 20 minutes or until the lemon topping appears set.

Lemon Pie Bars

10.  Serve Lemon Pie Bars sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar on top when cooled.

Lemon Pie Bars

Lemon Pie Bars

Yield: 24

Prep Time: 15

Cook Time: 40

Total Time: 55

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 cup butter (softened)

4 eggs

1 cup organic cane sugar (or 1 1/2 cup if you want sweeter lemon bar filling)

1/2 cup lemon juice

lemon zest (from entire lemon)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Sift 2 cups of flour and confectioners' sugar together.

3. Cut and add in butter.

4. Mix well until the dough resembles a pie dough consistency.

5. Press the dough into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan to form a nice crust. (Tip - Also make sure to press the dough about 1/4 inch higher against all across the sides of baking pan to avoid potential lemon filling spilling into a gap)

6. Bake crust dough in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.

7. Beat eggs, sugar, 4 tbsp flour, lemon juice and lemon zest for a minute.

8. Pour the mixture over the cooled baked crust.

9. Bake the lemon pie bars for another 20 minutes or until the lemon topping appears set.

10. Serve Lemon Pie Bars sprinkled with confectioner's sugar on top when cooled.

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15 Responses to “Lemon Pie Bars”

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    Jen Jacobs — April 15, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    I love lemons and simple recipes such as this one. Thanks for sharing this!

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    • Jerry Ko — April 25th, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

      Your welcome Jen. Lemon Pie Bars are one of favorites and it’s pretty simple to make.

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    Andrea — April 24, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    These look heavenly! I’ll be making a batch of them very soon!!!

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    • Jerry Ko — April 25th, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

      Thanks Andrea. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

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    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com — April 25, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    Jerry, these look gorgeous. I love lemon bars – really, anything lemon – and your photos have me craving a lemon bar right now!

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    • Jerry Ko — April 25th, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

      Thanks Jean. Sounds like its time to make a batch :)

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    Kate — April 26, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    They are one of my favorites too, Jerry. I don’t know why I’ve never made them…. only had them at friends. I love all lemon desserts. Perhaps that is why 😉
    I like things tart and was wondering if you cut the sugar to 3/4 c. if it is too tart. Have you always used 1 c.?

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    • Kate — April 26th, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

      P.S. Hopped onto your site through :pastry studio. Isn’t she amazing?

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      • Jerry Ko — April 27th, 2013 @ 12:00 am

        Shes certainly does her thing over there :)

    • Jerry Ko — April 26th, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

      Kate, you should definitely give this a shot. I could go either way with the flavor on the lemon bar. 3/4 cup of sugar is fine for me because I dont mind the extra tangy tartness from the lemon but if you go with 1 cup of sugar then it will be slightly more on the sweet side and some tart. It depends on your preference. I would personally suggest going with 1 cup if you want it less tart and tangy :)

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — April 27, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    These bars look so delicious!! I love lemon bars, and this looks like a wonderful version! :)

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    • Jerry Ko — April 27th, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

      Thanks Rachel! I love lemon bars too. Its one of my go to treats especially in the spring time.

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    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ — May 4, 2013 @ 6:09 am

    I always wanted to prepare lemon bars. I felt too intimidated, though…. This step by step recipe with great pictures makes everything much easier. Great post Jerry!

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    • Jerry Ko — May 6th, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

      I think you’ll find it easier then you originally thought once you attempt it :)

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    Laura Dembowski — May 4, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I love lemon bars! Yours look like they turned out perfectly!

    Reply

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