Lemon Pie Bars

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Lemon Pie Bars-all the taste of a Lemon Pie with the convenience of a handy bar

Lemon Pie Bars-all the taste of a Lemon Pie with the convenience of a handy bar

I have a love affair with lemon. I love anything having to do with lemon. Lemon Cookies, Lemon Pound Cake. Lemon Cheese Squares. You get the idea.

When I was a kid, there was a box mix for making Lemon Squares. I think it was made by Sunkist, whatever. Anyway, those bars were incredible.

Lemon Pie Bars-all the taste of a Lemon Pie with the convenience of a handy bar

Then then mix just disappeared from the shelves.  Probably some distribution thing, but I was crushed.  As box mixes go, this was one of the best.

Time passes, I find other new wonderful recipes to try. I learn to bake from scratch. And then I stumble across a recipe from All Recipes.

Lemon Pie Bars-all the taste of a Lemon Pie with the convenience of a handy bar

It was actually in the teaser magazine they sent with another magazine. I don’t even remember which one.  They also printed a review that said it needed more filling so I adjusted the recipe to allow for it.

If I do say so myself, I think these bars are the perfect ratio of crust to filling and the taste, dare I say it, is better than I remember from that box mix.

Lemon Pie Bars-all the taste of a Lemon Pie with the convenience of a handy bar

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Lemon Pie Bars

Lemon Pie Bars


    for the crust
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • for the filling
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and confectioner's sugar, stir just to combine. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour until it resembles pie crust dough. Press dough into the bottom of an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake crust in a preheated 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes, just until edges start to turn golden.
  2. While crust is baking, prepare filling. Whisk together filling ingredients until smooth and a foam begins to form on top. Let filling rest.
  3. When crust is done baking, remove from oven. Stir filling to blend foam back in then pour over baked crust. Bake again for 20 minutes, or until top turns golden brown.
  4. Let cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.


Tip. Dip knife in water before cutting for a cleaner cut.

adapted from All Recipes

recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com


Lemon Pie Bars-all the taste of a Lemon Pie with the convenience of a handy bar

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. I love lemon bars…it’s been years since I’ve had some. I’ll definitely be trying these out at some point these summer.

  2. What a gorgeous pie bar!!

  3. Joan, I love lemon bars so much and I made a different version recently. Yours looks scrumptious!!

  4. Love all these lemon bars!

  5. These pie bars look fabulous Joan! Yum!

  6. LOVING your lemon bars! Just wish I had one right now. 🙂

  7. OMG…those look good! I love lemon bars, but never think to make them 🙂

  8. Lemon bars are always the first to go at a party. I ended up making some because I had a baking failure with some lemon cookies. You know the saying when life gives you lemons, make lemon bars, or something like that. 🙂

  9. These looks incredibly delicious. I was looking for a lemon bar recipe to make for our family reunion and am excited to find these….going to try them today!

    (found you via Mostly Homemade Mom)

  10. Yum! I am a lemon lover too! I just pinned this recipe and the lemon cheese squares. My mouth is watering already!! 🙂

  11. To die for! Love them! I’ve pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

  12. What a yummy treat, Joan. I love anything lemon. Thanks for linking up to last weeks party. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!! Nichi http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/06/tasty-thursdays-45.html

  13. This post is being featured on my Lemon Love 50 recipe round up. Thanks for previously linking it to my Tasty Thursdays party. Enjoy!! Nichi

  14. I remember those Sunkist lemon bars. I used to make my Mom bake them alllll the time. I am so excited to try these. It has been a long time since I have had a good lemon bar. I will let ya know how they turn out!

  15. I am so with you! I absolutely CANNOT get enough of anything lemon! The more lemony the better !!! And my hubby is the lemon bar fanatic king! I will so be making these this week for his lunches! Thanks so much!!

  16. They are absolutely delicious! Had a few problems at first with the measurements (in Germany we don’t measure in cups) but after converting the ingredients it worked out really well. We’ve named them “lemony goodness” and they are a regular treat here now – thanks for that 🙂

  17. My question is .. do we use the whole egg as stated or just the yolks ? Thanks for the recipe.. just waiting for a reply to make them.

  18. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    I made it the other night for a dinner party I was hosting. It was such a big hit.
    Love Lemons I too am having a love affair with them 🙂

  19. Can I use lime rather then lemon???????


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