These Lemon bars are the epitome of delicious. The perfect blend of sweet and tart. A crust that will make you swoon and a perfectly gooey lemon citrus layer that will have you smacking your lips in delight!
I love a good lemon bar, how about you? The other day I was really craving one or a dozen. Ironically, so was my sister, because she texted me to see if I had a lemon bar recipe on my blog. I was ashamed to admit that I didn’t. I mean, after six years of blogging, how could I not? It’s pretty ridiculous, haha!
So I set out to change that really fast. I came up with the perfect recipe that I know all of you lemon bar fans are going to LOVE!
I feel like these bars have the perfect balance of being perfectly lemon-y without being over-the-top tart. The crust is perfectly tender and flaky, although it can be more shortbread-like if you bake it longer. Just don’t let it brown. Remember that it will bake more after you add the lemon layer, so if you under-bake it a little on the first round, it’s actually a really good thing!
I had a really difficult time controlling myself around them. Me plus lemon bars equals no willpower whatsoever! Which is why I like to quickly wrap up a plateful and have the kids deliver it to our neighbors. 🙂 Sharing is caring!
I’ll be making these all summer long, for sure! I crave lemon desserts nonstop when the weather’s warm! Are you the same way? Which is exactly why this Lemon Cream Pie, these Lemon Lime Cake Mix Cookies and these Lemon Lovers’ Dream Cookies are going to be happening in my kitchen often over the coming months!
I’m so glad I finally have a go-to lemon bar recipe! It’s about time! I can’t wait for you to make these and fall in love with them too!
Just a quick tip: The baking time for lemon bars is critical. A minute or two can make the difference between fantastic and not-so-good bars! The lemon layer is done when it’s firm and no longer jiggly. You’ll want to check it often to catch it right when it’s done. Don’t allow it to brown on top, although slight browning around the edges may occur.