Lemon bars

Lemon bars
Yield: 3

Lemon bars

Lemon bars recipe

The perfect marriage of the crunchiness of the biscuit and a soft and delicious lemon cream, all dusted liberally with powdered sugar, is what makes these bars of American origin truly irresistible.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes


  • FLOUR 80 gr
  • ICING SUGAR 115 gr
  • SALT 1 pinch
  • Cold BUTTER in cubes - 150 gr
  • EGGS 3
  • SUGAR 170 gr
  • LEMON ZEST 1 tablespoon
  • LEMON JUICE 180 ml
  • BUTTER 115 gr


    1. Combine the flour, icing sugar, and salt to make the dough.
    2. Work in the butter and egg for 20 seconds, or until the mixture holds together.
    3. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes after flattening it and wrapping it in plastic wrap.
    4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
    5. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil on the stove for the lemon cream. Place a bowl over a pot of boiling water and whisk the eggs with the sugar for about 2 minutes, then add the lemon zest, juice, and butter (optional).
    6. For about 8 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken, whisk constantly
    7. Remove from the heat and wrap in cling film.
    8. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it into a square 2.5 cm longer and wider than the pan. Press your fingertips against the edges of the pan to crush the dough. Excess dough should be removed.
    9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes.
    10. Spread the lemon cream over the still-hot base and set aside for 30 minutes to cool.
    11. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, covered with plastic wrap.
    12. Cut the cake into rectangles and use a spatula to remove them from the pan.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 1276Total Fat 77gSaturated Fat 47gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 376mgSodium 1018mgCarbohydrates 139gFiber 2gSugar 95gProtein 13g

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