The Best Lemon Bars
  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½cup powdered sugar
  • 2tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½teaspoon salt
  • 6tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1cup organic sugar
  • 2tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3tablespoons milk
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • cup fresh lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar for garnishoptional
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cool, and lift the parchment paper to remove from pan. Cut into triangles, and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
The Best Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1142 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1 triangle): 142 cal, 4g fat (1g mono, 0g poly, 3g sat), 41mg chol, 78mg sodium, 23g carb (0g fiber, 15g sugars), 2g protein