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Tangy Lemon Bars

Tangy Lemon Bars

Tart lemon bars with a buttery crust and a tangy lemon filling make them a favorite.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time



2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened


2 cups sugar

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crust ingredients in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

  3. STEP 3

    Press mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.

  4. STEP 4

    Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients except flour and baking powder in same bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add 1/4 cup flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 23-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, gradually adding enough lemon juice and scraping bowl often, until desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over cooled bars. Cut into bars.

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Tip #1

- To cut bars into diamonds, make diagonal cuts across the length of the pan. Make a second set of cuts parallel to the short side of the pan.

Tip #2

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (1 bar)

150 Calories
5 Fat (g)
35 Cholesterol (mg)
60 Sodium (mg)
25 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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