5 from 1 vote
Creamy Lemon Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Amazing creamy lemon bars with a shortbread crust.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 253 kcal
  • 3/4 cup of butter Crust
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 eggs Filling
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour and sugar then cut the butter in.
  3. Add the lemon zest.
  4. Mix completely then press into the bottom of an 8x8 baking pan.

  5. Bake in the oven for 9-12 minutes until the base has browned. Remove and set to the side.
  6. Continue with the filling. Mix the sugar, baking soda and flour together.
  7. Whip the eggs, one yolk and whipping cream in a bowl, add the lemon juice and rind, then add the dry ingredients in.

  8. Pour the filling on the crust. Bake in a 325 degree oven until the middle is set. The lower temperature makes the top end up a lot less brown, as most recipes tell you at the end to cover the too-browned top with icing sugar.
Recipe Notes

This bar freezes well, just slice and place in an airtight container and freeze.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Bars
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Sugars 22g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.