Photo: Oxmoor House
16 servings

Whip up this easy lemon square recipe in a matter of minutes for a light dessert that's deliciously sweet and tangy.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare the crust, beat 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the butter at medium speed of a mixer until creamy. Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Gradually add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gently press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack.

Step 3

To prepare topping, beat eggs at medium speed until foamy. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through salt), and beat until well-blended. Pour mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack. Sift powdered sugar evenly over top.

Ratings & Reviews

alohaphd's Review

December 31, 2008
I was looking for a recipe to use some of the lemons from our potted lemon tree. I'm not a fan of lemon bars, but my husband is. I made this for him, and guess what, even I liked it. The lemon taste is light and not overly tart. It is super easy to make. My husband does not like desserts that are too sweet, so this was just perfect for him. He loves it when we have extra lemons on the tree.

unit of measurement lacking!

April 22, 2016
uhm. is that 350 degrees FARENHEIT or CELSIUS??? this is my first time to i wish this recipe didn't assume that everyone gets all the abbreviations. plus, this is an international website, so units of measurement aren't standard.

MelWill's Review

June 04, 2013
i followed the recipe exactly and they turned out dry... ive definitely had better lemon bars

dbshade's Review

June 02, 2013
Really puzzled by the wild range of reviews for this recipe. Made these yesterday and thought they were GREAT! I didn't adjust or alter the recipe in any way. I thought they were just the right amount of sweetness and tartness and the recipe really was EASY. Will definitely make again.

jcrican's Review

May 22, 2013

wiggieje's Review

March 30, 2013
I love these! I make them all the time for potluck gatherings and they're always a hit. Extremely easy to put together.

Varzil's Review

March 27, 2013
I don't know what problems these "nay-sayers" had with this recipe, but I tried it this morning, and it turned out wonderfully well, and they will now become a permanent part of my culinary repertoire!! For those who had issues, you might want to check your oven temp.

AnthonyCe's Review

January 14, 2013

BenitaLee's Review

September 25, 2012

PeggyKenny13's Review

July 22, 2012
Come out perfect every time