Lemon bars are a popular dessert that is easy to make, but this is the BEST Lemon Bars Recipe, bar none. The buttery shortbread crust is  topped with a thick, luscious layer of citrus for a sublime treat!

Lemon bars are about the easiest way to experience the sweet-tart nirvana of a lemon dessert! And just to feel virtuous, top each with half a ripe strawberry! Double the fruit for a nice dose of vitamin C. This Best Lemon Bars Recipe is a must make!!!

The Best Lemon Bars Recipe
Luscious lemon bars with a shortbread crust.



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter cold butter, diced


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Powdered sugar
  • Fresh strawberries, cut in half, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with non-stick foil or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the crust ingredients until the butter is in very small pieces . Press into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake about 15 minutes or until the crust just starts to brown.
  3. To make the filling, whisk together eggs, sugar, lemon juice, zest, flour, and salt. Immediately pour over hot crust when it comes out of the oven.
  4. Bake for 30-35 more minutes or until topping is firm and lightly browned.
  5. Cool, then cut a sliver off all sides before sprinkling with powdered sugar and cutting into bars. Garnish with berries if desired.