Super Easy Lemon Bars Recipe

Even though Lemon Meringue Day passed on August 15 we wanted to share this fresh lemon bar recipe that is going to be a staple for you all year long. Lemon bars are refreshing enough for summer parties yes decadent for the coldest winter day dessert.

There is something about the smell of lemon in the midst of winter that can brighten a mood. My 14-year-old daughter looked around for a yummy lemon bar recipe to use some of the yummy Limoneira lemons that were shipped to us.

Make these super easy lemon bars using fresh lemons

I have only baked fresh lemon bars a few times if in a hurry I will use a box mix. Not anymore, if my 14-year-old can make these successfully than you can!

Super Easy Lemon Bars Recipe

Unfortunately, she was not very consistent in her photography so I mainly have the finished product but it is pretty simple and having high-quality lemons is the key to any well-flavored lemon bar. NO lemon juice from a bottle here folks.

Lemon Bars Recipe with A Buttery Crust

The crust is a simple shortbread recipe that just needs to be evenly spread in your pan.

Make these super easy lemon bars using fresh lemons

Can I Use Bottled Lemon Juice in Lemon Bars?

We highly recommend making homemade lemon bars with freshly squeezed lemons.

This easy lemon bar recipe we made the filling using your fresh lemons. The juicer the better.

Make these super easy lemon bars using fresh lemons

Lemon Bars with Powdered Sugar:

Allow the bars to cool completely  I know these will smell amazing but you need to wait or your powdered sugar will just melt away.


Make these super easy lemon bars using fresh lemons

Present these babies on a white platter with some extra lemon slices so your guests know you used fresh lemons.

Make these super easy lemon bars using fresh lemons

I had just purchased a lemon at our grocery store. Wow, what a difference in the juiciness and smell. By far these were superior. I hate when you purchase citrus at the store, only to find little juice inside.

About Limoneira Company
Limoneira Company, a 124-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, has grown to become one of the premier integrated agribusinesses in the world. Limoneira (pronounced lē mon΄âra) is a dedicated sustainability company with approximately 10,700 acres of rich agricultural lands, real estate properties, and water rights in California and Arizona. The Company is a leading producer of lemons, avocados, oranges, specialty citrus and other crops that are enjoyed throughout the world. For more about Limoneira Company, visit

Make these super easy lemon bars using fresh lemons

Easy Lemon Bars Recipe 

Make these super easy lemon bars using fresh lemons

Best Easy Lemon Bars Recipe

Yield: 24 Cookie Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A super easy but flavorful lemon bar recipe with a shortbread crust and powdered sugar toppimg


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  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.
  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.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 51mgSodium 73mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 2g
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  1. Love how the ingredients are simple and this is easy to make! They look very delicious too

  2. I haven’t made lemon bars in awhile. But after seeing your bars I am craving them so much. I need to make them ASAP. Great recipe!

  3. Delicious lemon bars, I have weakness to lemon bars

  4. I had no idea that Lemon Meringue Pie day was August 15th! I randomly posted my lemon pie recipe, lol.

    These lemon bars look amazing!

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