Lemon Bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Make the Short Dough: Preheat a convection oven to 325 degrees F with a rack set in the lower 1/3rd of the oven.

Step 2: In a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until the mixture begins to look sandy.

Step 3: Pour out the mixture onto the counter and knead until a soft dough forms.

Step 4: Press into a greased 10×15-inch jelly roll pan and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Step 5: Remove from the oven and allow to fully cool.

Step 6: Make the Custard: Adjust convection oven temperature to 300 degrees F, allowing time to cool to avoid overcooking the custard.

Step 7: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and sugar.

Step 8: Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until well combined.

Step 9: Pour the mixture over the cooled short dough and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until just set.

Enjoy these delicious lemon bars from Housetrends!