Classic Lemon Bars
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Classic Lemon Bars

A tender shortbread crust is topped with bright, tangy lemon custard and baked till set.

The edges are nice and chewy, reminiscent of your favorite brownie recipe. Except instead of chocolate, it’s straight up citrus action going on here.

Classic Lemon Bars

These bars blew us away! They were so delicious, and really easy to put together! They were great straight out of the fridge the next day, too.

The only problem I had with this recipe (that didn’t end up being a problem at all) was that when I poured the lemon custard over the crust, some of the crust bubbled up and rose to the top. I was afraid I ruined the whole thing. But it was totally fine once it came out of the oven!

Classic Lemon Bars

This recipe is fabulous. The filling comes together while the crust is baking, and it’s the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Absolutely delicious!

For the Crust:

For the Topping:

See Joy the Baker for the full recipe.


Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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