Extra Lemony Lemon Bars | The Surfers Kitchen Print
Recipe for Lemon Bars | @the_surfers_kitchen

Lemon Bars



  • Shortbread Crust
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • Lemon Filling
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup flour


  1. Shortbread Layer
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 baking pan using cooking spray or (very light oil). You could also use a layer of parchment paper, leaving sides overhanging for ease of removal later. I wish I would have done this.
  3. Using a food processor, combine the ingredients for the shortbread layer. Pulse until you get a very fine crumb. It should be dry and similar to cornmeal.
  4. Press the shortbread mixture into the bottom of the baking pan--being careful to have an even layer all around.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top--which may take a bit longer depending on your oven.
  6. Lemon Filling
  7. While the shortbread layer is baking, prepare the lemon filling. Add eggs, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and ¼ cup of flour to a stand mixer. Stir until well combined.
  8. Pour the lemon filling, (it will be very runny--but don't worry) over the top of the shortbread layer.
  9. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  10. Allow to cool to room temperature or colder (I like to refrigerate mine). Once cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!