Lemon Pie Bars

When I was digging through my recipe book last week on my hunt for Peanut Butter Bars,  I found this recipe that I haven’t had in AGES – Lemon Pie Bars!  My aunt used to make these and bring them to family parties, they taste JUST like lemon pie.  As soon as I found it, I knew I’d have to share it with you all.

Lemon Pie Bars

They are actually best served on a plate with a fork, because they can be a little sticky (so if you’re looking for something to eat at maybe a picnic, I probably wouldn’t choose this recipe).  But for a nice light dessert or a pot luck – these are always delicious.

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Lemon Pie Bars
Serves: 16
  • For the crust:
  • 2 c. flour
  • ½ c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. softened butter

  • For the filling:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ c. sugar
  • ½ c. lemon juice
  • ¼ c. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind/lemon zest
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. First - the crust. Using a pastry cutter, blend all 3 crust ingredients together until you have a nice dough. Press it into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 20 minutes, until it's slightly browned.
  3. While your crust is baking, beat together your filling ingredients. Beat on low speed for 1-2 minutes.
  4. When the crust is done, pour the filling mixture over the crust and return to the oven to bake for an additional 20 minutes - until the filling has set. A note here - it's easy to forget your pan is hot when you add the raw filling, so handle your pan with care. (Don't ask why I feel the need to point this out, LOL.)
  5. Cool completely, and sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar if you would like. Cut into bars. If you are removing them from the pan and packing them to take somewhere, you should place a piece of wax paper between stacked bars.

Lemon Pie Bars at www.happyhourprojects.comAdrianne


  1. Marilyn says

    YUMMO! I just pinned and tweeted…too good not to share! I’ll have to make these this weekend ’cause my daughter just LOVES lemon stuff right now!

  2. Crystal says

    I could taste the lemon from the picture. It is such a fun spring dessert. Thanks so much!!

  3. says

    These look great! And the ingredients are not scary at all.

    BTW – love the new site, I think I stopped getting the feed when you switched your blog and was wondering where you were. I just had to update my feed. Congrats on your pregnancy.

  4. Dree says

    Wow, this recipe is SO MUCH like the recipe I won Best of Show in Cookies at the AZ State Fair with, something like 15 years ago. I had severely modified it from a recipe book version (that called for margarine, yuck!).

  5. Kellie S. says

    I make something very similar all the time. What I want to know is how you get them cut so neatly. Mine never cut so cleanly, The top kind of crackles when I cut mine.

  6. Paula says

    Beautiful pictures! Love these bars! Now you’re talking language I understand – food :))

  7. says

    These look way better than the recipe I usually use! I am totally trying this soon. I LOVE the sweet tartness of lemon bars.

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