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For all the lemon lovers in your life, these classic bars are one of the best treats you can make. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for crust)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (for crust)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (scant)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar (for filling)
  • 3 lemons (large, for zest)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (squeezed from the 3 large lemons)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (for filling)
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium8% DV190mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein10% DV5g
    Carbs19% DV57g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories370Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate57g19%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Maryam Assareh 2 months ago
    so badddd. too salty. too sour. too much fat !
    Vanessa Rohe 2 months ago
    Didnt work🤷🏻‍♀ lemon filling wasn't done and the crust was not good
    Sarah 2 months ago
    These turned out amazing! Time consuming, but well worth it. My father - hard to please - said they tasted amazing. Just like his grandmother used to make them!
    Robert Kelly 3 months ago
    A moist and tasty dessert.
    Savanna M. 3 months ago
    turned out amazing 🥰
    Jinx Heart 4 months ago
    delicious 😋 definitely would make again
    Sabrina 5 months ago
    The recipe measurements were not clear at all. You need a lot more of sugar and flour than what the initial ingredient list said. Personally, I replaced all of the sugar with baking stevia (except for 1/2 cup of sugar in the crust) and maple extract instead of vanilla For those having trouble with the amount of lemon juice. Just juice all of the lemons you used for the zest in it. (3/4 cup) As for the taste? It was pretty good :) it was my first time making lemon bars. I didn’t expect it to look cakey on top but it is and the center is the consistency I thought it would be. Could’ve been much more tart though.
    Tricia Scott 6 months ago
    easy to follow recipe, and tasty!
    fly fast 6 months ago
    It was so tasty! I have never baked any pastry as tasty as this. Bear in mind that according to the recipe it will be 3 hours before you can eat it
    Nolan Stuart 6 months ago
    absolutely fantastic! I turned it in the oven halfway through baking, it came out perfectly done and even at 34 minutes. If you cook in glassware I recommend turning the oven temp down 10to 15 degrees, and when you pour the filling in pour very slowly so you do not damage the partially baked bottom
    All About Animals 6 months ago
    wow it is so easy to make I definitely recommend it (i haven't even tried it yet but I bet its yummy thanks yummly
    Johnson 7 months ago
    Amazing!!! It was really quite scrumptious, family loved them! Perfect taste of lemon. I didn’t add all the women incest because it seemed too much. So I added just a perfect amount. And I added about a half a cup of fresh lemon juice so about three lemons.
    Black Swan 7 months ago
    These were absolutely delicious!! They took a very long time, and were a pain to clean up after, but were 100% worth it. My family enjoys them too, and I was surprised I could get it right based on the fact that I have burnt boxed brownies. I don't pride myself on my skills in the kitchen, but the instructions couldn't have been more clear, so a huge thank you for that. The only problem is that it took so long for me. These definitely won't be a regular in my home, just because of the hassle. But that's just me! I love these so much.
    Albright 8 months ago
    Excellent :-) My husband kept coming back for ‘seconds’ ... Easy to Follow Recipe and Delicious!
    Nina 8 months ago
    looks great, tastes great!
    Alana M 8 months ago
    i loved it!! the directions were very clear and they turned out AMAZING!!
    Kennedy Carter 8 months ago
    Mine turned out horrible. Couldn’t even eat them. I think the directions need to be more clear on how much we should put in when it comes to flour and sugar. Will find a different recipe next time.
    Justin Rodgers 8 months ago
    The suggesting cooking time before pouring on the lemon mixture was inaccurate. It was too short and The mixture soaked through the uncooked dough and completely messed up the lemon bars.
    Mike Eimers 9 months ago
    Really tasty but the best part was trying something I have never made before! Loved zesting a lemon that was a first.
    Jona 9 months ago
    Turns out perfect every time. Even better with 20-30% less sugar in both layers. Made it a couple of times, will make again :)
    Zineb Ben 9 months ago
    Absolutely loved it! Absolutely yummly!
    Bethonia G. 9 months ago
    they tastedgood, but the top was crispy on top. and I had the oven set at 350.
    Genesis 9 months ago
    I used a 8x8 pan so I used half measure of the ingredients in this recipe. They turned out amazing! Great balance between sweet and tart.
    Freda McNair 9 months ago
    Found this app before and am impressed by the way you have made it so simple to put together. Thanks so much for this recipe.
    Mercedes MacAlpine 9 months ago
    They’re delicious! I used bottled lemon juice, and since I’d read that they might come out too sweet, I only used 2 cups of sugar for the filling (I like my lemon bars tart). I baked for 45 minutes which made the top of the filling a little too solid for me, so I’ll probably only do 40 minutes next time.
    Elaa M 10 months ago
    Perfect ♥️ the lemon fillings was a bit too sweet but definitely am going to make it again!
    Jacqueline 10 months ago
    It came out excellent!!!
    Luisa F. 10 months ago
    Used lemons from our tree and this came out delicious! Very lemony and we love that. Easy to follow. Will use this recipe again
    J C 10 months ago
    Family loved it! Very easy to make since the photos tell you exactly what each step should look like! Will definitely make again
    Chris Rich 10 months ago
    Came out perfect, great instructions.