Pucker up Lemon Bars

Joan Penney


The key is lemon zest in the crust!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
40 Min



  • 1 c
    butter, cold
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated

  • 4
  • 2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon curd
  • ·
    confectioners' sugar-for dusting the top

How to Make Pucker up Lemon Bars


  1. Heat oven to 325. Cut butter into flour and confectioners' sugar with a pastry knife. Add lemon zest and mix in well using fingers.
  2. Pat crust into an ungreased 13x9 pan. Bake for 18-20 min.
  3. While crust is baking, prepare lemon filling.
  4. Whisk 4 eggs with sugar until well blended. Add flour, lemon juice and lemon juice. Mix well. Add lemon curd and mix until well blended.
  5. Pour lemon filling over hot short bread crust and return to the oven for 20-22 min.
    Loosen around edges, allow to cool slightly and cut into bars. When cooled completely dust with confectioners' sugar.

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About Pucker up Lemon Bars

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #lemon #bars #short

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