Confectioner's sugar being sifted on Luscious Southern Meyer Lemon Bars
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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: lemon bar recipe, Meyer lemon bar recipe
Servings: 20 squares
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


Crust Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

Lemon Filling:

  • 6 eggs extra large, at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice may substitute fresh regular lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • 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.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and granulated sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Combine the flour and salt and with the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until everything is combined.
  • Turn the dough out into a 9x13 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.
  • 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.
  • While the crust cools, place the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour in a large bowl and whisk until well mixed.
  • 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.
  • When cool, cut into squares and use a sifter or fine mesh strainer and liberally dust the bars with confectioners' sugar.
  • Store any leftover lemon bars covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.




Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.3mg