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The Best Lemon Bars Recipe in the World, featured by top US food blog, Among the Young: image of lemon bars on a plate

The Best Lemon Bars Recipe in the World

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Anisa Scalora


  • 1 c. butter room temperature
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 6-7 TB lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. flour
  • Powdered sugar for topping


  1. Mix first four ingredients together (butter, powdered sugar, flour, salt) with a pastry cutter.
  2. Grease a 9x13 pan.
  3. Pat the flour mixture into the 9x13.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes (DO NOT let it get brown, keep it light!)
  5. Cool slightly (or don't! I've had great success pouring the lemon mixture right on top and throwing it back in the oven!)
  6. In a blender, blend remaining ingredients (eggs, lemon juice, sugar, and flour) until frothy. (30 seconds or longer).
  7. Pour over crust.
  8. Bake your lemon bars at 350 for 20 minutes (Convection should be 325 for 20 min)

  9. Remove from oven and top with powdered sugar. (bars MAY have large bumps in it - Totally normal!)


  1. If the middle is not baked all the way (aka - super jiggly) after the 20 minute baking time you may not have blended your egg mixture long enough.
  2. Try baking for a few extra minutes. Your lemon bars may still be delicious but not gorgeous.

  3. TRY AGAIN! Don't be afraid to give it another go! Sometimes - for no reason at all - these don't set up.