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Super Easy Lemon Bars

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  • 1 cup butter (cold, cut in small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 lemon zest (from two lemons)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
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    Calories1130Calories from Fat470
    Total Fat52g80%
    Saturated Fat30g150%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat470
    Total Carbohydrate158g53%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A35%
    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.


    Delainy F. 9 months ago
    Double the custard recipe because otherwise you get a thick crust and not a lot of lemon!
    Krista Knight 10 months ago
    Amazing Definitely halve the shortbread part or double the custard. I doubled the custard recipe and it could almost have been tripled. I didn’t add the full amount of sugar as I like it tart and added powdered sugar on top. The flavour is so good and so easy to make
    April D. 10 months ago
    Echoing what others said, you could easily triple the custard recipe to get the thickness of the picture. As is, it's mostly dry shortbread. That said, the taste isn't terrible, just dry and disappointing if looking for a mouthful of rich, lemony, custard. Maybe next time reduce the shortbread and double the custard, baking in a smaller dish.
    Lisa Vannasouk a year ago
    I recommend cutting the shortbread recipe in half so that the ratio of lemon filling to shortbread crust is equal. I’ve made several batches of this recipe and it is super easy and delicious.
    Rosdalila Roslan a year ago
    Good for the first attempt
    Fatima Sy a year ago
    It came out great. Maybe add more eggs and lemon for a thicker custard. was great I used a large aluminum container so maybe it was spread too thin too. Will try again for sure !
    Fuchs a year ago
    Amazing! Everyone in my house LOVED them
    Turned out great! Super easy recipe!
    Kelly Barnes a year ago
    Great! Will make again.
    Rebecca Bird a year ago
    I halved the sugar and it was great! Next time I might half the dough because I personally like more of the lemon custard.
    daida m. a year ago
    It was easy and very tasty! would definitely recommend it. The only change I made was less sugar by about 1/4 of a cup.
    Kimberly Heideman 2 years ago
    they are easy and taste great. letting them sit a while decreases the richness and gives a great lemon flavor!
    Noreen Orillaza 2 years ago
    Taste good! The first layer though is a little cookie feel maybe because I used a smaller pan and I over pushed it. But overall its so good! Taste is tangy and sweet!
    Felicia V. 2 years ago
    Easy and delicious!!
    Vanessa 2 years ago
    Great! I brought them to a concert and they we’re gone before I could grab one.
    Angie Romayor 2 years ago
    Bomb af! Boyfriend rated 10!!
    Stefanie Spelman 2 years ago
    great, very tasty. i should have used a smaller pan though because the sheet pan I used was too big and some of the custard ran off the crust. other than that they came out great.
    Bailey 2 years ago
    It turned out well. Delicious
    Melissa Rouchy 2 years ago
    A little too tart and sweet, not my thing, but I can see why some people would dig it
    I'll use this recipe again
    Sarah 2 years ago
    Easy to make and very tasty!
    wozniak 2 years ago
    Delicious! But I am not sure how to tell of they are baked all of the way through .
    Sandie Tucker 2 years ago
    wish there was a pic to show where the crust should be before adding lemon curd
    Sharon Mcgaugh 2 years ago
    Delicious! Will make it again
    Kivilcim Sonmez 2 years ago
    too sweet for me🙄🙄
    Kim 2 years ago
    Good. Easy to make. A bit more sugar in the curd (just to taste) and longer in the oven (12 min covered with foil but it was a big hit! And indeed easy to make.
    Melissa Taguchi 3 years ago
    Incredible and easy! Perfect recipe!
    Amanda Kuehndorf 3 years ago
    These are great lemon bars. It's not like most lemon bars I've had. It's half shortbread, half lemon bar. Very tasty!
    Dani 3 years ago
    They were alright but I’ll definitely be trying a different recipe next time. The custard layer was too thin and the crust was too floury
    Rachel 3 years ago
    Good. Followed the recipe,would make again.