Tangy Lemon Bars Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


For crust
 Softened butter3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
For filling
 Sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Lemon juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Grated lemon peel2 Teaspoon
 All-purpose flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
For glaze
 Powdered sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3813 Calories from Fat 1502

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 170 g262.3%

Saturated Fat 101.4 g507%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1244.2 mg

Sodium 1084.9 mg45.2%

Total Carbohydrates 561 g187.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.1%

Sugars 525.1 g

Protein 30 g60.9%

Vitamin A 112.5% Vitamin C 91.3%

Calcium 54.8% Iron 32.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Heat the oven to 350°.

2) In a mixer bowl combine all the ingredients for the crust.
3) Beat at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes.
4) Add into a 13x9-inch baking pan and press down.
5) Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, till the edges are lightly browned.
6) In the same bowl, combine sugar, lemon juice, eggs, salt and lemon peel.
7) Beat at medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes.
8) Lower speed and add 1/4 cup flour and baking powder.
9) Continue beating, for another 1 minute.
10) Add the filling over the hot, partially baked crust.
11) Continue baking for another 23 to 25 minutes.
12) Cool completely.
13) In a small mixer bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and vanilla.
14) Beat at a low speed, gradually adding enough lemon juice till the desired consistency.
15) Drizzle over cooled bars and cut into bars.

16) Garnish with lemon zest and serve.