Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with two sheets of parchment paper, one sheet going one way, the other sheet perpendicular to the first. Mix the dry ingredients for the crust first; then cut the butter in, mixing it until it resembles a coarse meal. Press the crust ingredients into the parchment-lined pan, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350˚, and bake crust about 20 minutes, until golden brown.
While crust is baking, whisk filling ingredients together. Then pour filling onto crust when it’s done baking. Reduce oven temperature to 325˚, and bake for 20 minutes more or until the filling is firm.
Cool, and lift the parchment paper to remove from pan. Cut into triangles, and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
The Best Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1142Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 23g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.