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Glazed Lemon Bars

The other weekend, we went to a party...and the hubs fell in love with the Glazed Lemon Bars our friend, Christy made. Ryan is a big fan of anything lemon flavored so it wasn't a surprise when he asked me to get the recipe so I can make it for him at home. 
Well, Christy was kind enough to share the recipe which she got from Sweet Anna's. I tried it last Thursday, and that made not just Ryan, but also my eldest daughter (who just like her dad loves lemon flavored goodies) really happy! 

Since we've already tried these lemon bars at the party and I already knew that everything is just perfect for Ryan and Clarise's taste buds, I didn't change a thing in the recipe. The only thing I did differently was to make the batter using a stand mixer instead of doing it manually, and that resulted in a more compact and less airy texture. I also baked it longer (40 mins) because Ryan wants his lemon bars to have brown edges.

These Glazed Lemon Bars are not only delicious...they are also very simple and quick to make. You should try it!

Yield: 40 pieces 1.8"x1.625" bars
For the bars:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted & slightly cooled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp packed lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp packed lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
For the bars:
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Butter a 9×13″ glass baking dish.
2. Whisk flour and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice & zest until well combined. You can do it manually or you can use electric/stand alone mixer.  Add to the flour mixture. Mix until combined and smooth.
3. Transfer into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or until set, golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the baking dish before glazing.
For the glaze:
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, zest and powdered sugar until smooth. Pour over the cooled lemon bars and refrigerate until firm before serving. Slice into bars. 


  1. I love lemon bars- easy to make and have a wonderful flavor! :)

  2. Lemon bar look so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe

  3. This looks delicious, this recipe is a great excuse. Thanks!

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