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Ultimate Lemon Bars this recipe is the BEST!
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Ultimate Lemon Bars


  • CRUST:
  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 C. sugar
  • zest of 7 small lemons or 3 large
  • 1 C. lemon juice fresh
  • 1 C. flour
  • POWDERED SUGAR for dusting


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. CRUST: Using a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, it will take about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and beat again. Add flour and salt and mix until combined. The mixture will look dry.
  3. 3. Grease a 9x13 inch pan and dump crust mixture into it. Press the mixture into the pan covering the bottom. Let chill in your fridge for 5 minutes and then bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Remove and let cool while you make your filling. (Keep your oven on.)
  4. 4. FILLING: In a medium bowl add all filling ingredients. Whisk to combine. Pour over crust and bake for 30-35 minutes or until set. Jiggle the pan, it should jiggle like jello not like liquid.
  5. 5. Let cool to room temperature (don't put in the fridge until it's cooled!) and then dust with powdered sugar and top with fresh fruit!