Luscious Southern Meyer Lemon Bars
Luscious Southern Meyer Lemon Bars are fresh as sunshine and full of Vitamin C! This easy family-friendly lemon bar dessert recipe is made with Meyer lemons!
Servings Prep Time
20squares 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
55minutes 60minutes
Servings Prep Time
20squares 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
55minutes 60minutes
Crust Ingredients:
  • 2sticks unsalted butterat room temperature
  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 2cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8tsp kosher salt
Lemon Filling:
  • 6 eggsextra large, at room temperature
  • 3cups granulated sugar
  • 2Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1cup fresh Meyer lemon juicemay substitute fresh regular lemon juice
  • 1cup flour
  • 1cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting
  1. Take the butter and eggs out of the refrigerator at least an hour before making the lemon bars to allow them to come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Combine the flour and salt and with the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until everything is combined.
  5. Turn the dough out into a 9×13 inch baking dish and use your hands or the bottom of a glass to compress and flatten the dough evenly in the dish. Place the dish in the refrigerator and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  6. Once the dough has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until it is lightly browned. Let the baking dish cool on a wire rack.
  7. While the crust cools, place the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour in a large bowl and whisk until well mixed.
  8. Pour the lemon filling over the cooled cookie crust and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees until the filling is set. Remove the baking dish from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. When cool, cut into squares and use a sifter or fine mesh strainer and liberally dust the bars with confectioners’ sugar.
  10. Store any leftover lemon bars covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Luscious Southern Meyer Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 83mg 3%
Potassium 65mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 35g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 1%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.