Classic lemon bars with a thick, buttery, shortbread crust and a tangy lemon custard filling, garnished with powdered sugar. These make the perfect treat for any gathering!
Gather ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350F with the oven rack in the center.
In electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar until well combined. Add flour and salt and continue to combine until dough forms.
Press shortbread mixture into the bottom of baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edging is starting to brown.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
Whisk eggs in a large bowl.
Gradually mix in the sugar, lemon zest, flour and salt to the egg mixture until smooth. Mix in lemon juice.
Pour lemon filling over the shortbread curst and bake for 18-20, or until the filling is set. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Once cooled to room temperature, refrigerate the bars until firm, about 1-2 hours.
Cut lemon bars into squares and garnish with powdered sugar.
Serving size is based on one square, when the lemon bars are divided into 16 squares.
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