Lemon Bars Recipe


The lemon dessertsAs a general rule, I think they are refreshing at this time of year. The one I bring you

 today is easy to make and much easier to eat. It is known as Lemon Bars, which we could translate as

 lemon slices or bars.

The lemon bars are formed by two distinct layers. The first, a crispy shortbread base; the second, a

smooth lemon cream. It is presented in individual pieces, hence its name, and sprinkled with icing

sugar to obtain that characteristic “snowy” effect.

To start making your lemon bars, you'll need the basics: flour, sugar, salt, butter, eggs and icing sugar,

 plus 4 large lemons for the zest and then the juice. We'll also start by preheating our oven and greasing

 a 9x13 baking pan, as we'll need these ready to use. The crust layer doesn't take long to assemble, so

 this is definitely a dessert that can be whipped up quickly when you don't have a lot of time in the

 kitchen (but will need to refrigerate for a few hours, so keep that in mind and plan accordingly).

5 health benefits of lemon

Fruits are foods full of important nutrients for the proper functioning of our body, but the benefits of 

lemon for health are worth mentioning for acting on different organs and systems.

Rich in vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants, this fruit is versatile and can be consumed in the form of 

juices, shakes and seasonings, which facilitates its inclusion in everyday life. Discover some excellent 

reasons why lemon should be more present in your diet:

1. Protects blood vessels

Lemon is rich in vitamin C, a micronutrient with an antioxidant action that offers protection to the inner

walls of arteries by fighting the effects of free radicals, which damage our cells.

2. Controls blood pressure

Lemon contains potassium, a mineral that has the opposite action of sodium on blood pressure: while 

sodium causes it to increase, potassium causes a decrease. In this way, the consumption of lemon helps 

to keep the pressure within a healthy range, avoiding hypertensive crises.

3. It has antiseptic and antibiotic effect

Lemon flavonoids act on some bacteria because they have antiseptic and antibiotic properties, and in 

this way the fruit helps to prevent and control infections caused by these microorganisms, mainly in the 

oral mucosa and throat.

It is worth remembering, however, that lemon should not replace the medications prescribed by the 

doctor, but rather be used as a complement to the treatment.

4. Prevents and fights cancer

These effects also happen due to the antioxidant properties of vitamin C, which repair the damage 

caused by free radicals that could lead to a genetic alteration in cells and cause the appearance of a 


In addition, some flavonoids in lemon peel help fight cancer by blocking the biochemical reactions that 

cause metastasis, decreasing the mobility of malignant cells in the blood, fighting the formation of new 

vessels that carry nutrients to the tumor and stimulating the self-destruction of cells. cancer cells 

without affecting healthy cells.

5. Prevents iron deficiency anemia

Vitamin C helps our bodies absorb iron from plant-based foods, such as watercress, beets, beans and 


Thus, consuming these foods accompanied by lemonade is a good way to prevent iron deficiency 

anemia, which is characterized by iron deficiency and causes tiredness, weakness and dizziness, among 

other symptoms.

Benefits of rubbing the face with lemon

  Although there are many benefits of lemon for the skin, it causes skin irritation, dryness, and damage 

in some cases. To avoid this, lemon should be used in very small quantities. Among the most prominent

benefits of lemon that help make the skin clear and glowing are the following:

Anti-aging: Lemon contains vitamin C, which is anti-aging and helps get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.

Reducing oily skin: Lemon removes excess oils from the skin.

Anti-aging: Lemon contains vitamin C, which is anti-aging and helps get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.

Getting rid of dark circles: Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which helps produce collagen, and reduce

puffiness under the eyes that occurs as a result of lack of sleep and stress.

Exfoliating the skin: The exfoliating feature in lemon helps to get rid of dead skin cells and remove 


Exfoliating blackheads: Lemon helps to get rid of blackheads that appear on the nose and the 

surrounding area. Because it contains citric acid, which helps exfoliate blackheads easily and 

effectively. For a bright, smooth face.

Reducing acne: lemon helps reduce acne; it contains antibacterial properties.

Smoothing the skin: Lemon contains citric acid, which softens the skin.

Controlling free radicals: Vitamin C in lemon restricts free radicals that cause aging and diseases.

Lightening dark spots: Lemon contains vitamin C and ascorbic acid, which helps to reproduce 

collagen, thus lightening dark spots.


360g all-purpose flour for filling

2/3 cups powdered sugar 66g, for the shortbread, plus more for dusting

0.5 tsp salt

170g  unsalted butter melted

3 tbsp lemon zest zest of three lemons

600g  sugar

8 eggs large

240mL  lemon juice fresh


Heat oven to 350F and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment  paper.

Whisk together 2 1/2 cups of flour (300g) with the powdered sugar and salt, then pour in the melted

butter and mix until combined. You can also do this using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. If

you'd like a dash of vanilla can be added in with the butter at this step.

Sprinkle the dough into your lined pan and press down into a flat layer. Bake at 350F for about 20

minutes or until a light golden color.

While the crust is baking add the sugar to a food processor and add the zest of three lemons. Pulse

until the zest is fully incorporated and sugar is a light yellow color. If you don't have a processor just

mince the zest and mix with the sugar in a bag or bowl.

Add the sugar and remaining half cup of flour to a large bowl and mix well. You can sift together

however and zesty sugar bits will need to get dumped out of the sifter as they might clog things up

and not go through.

Pour in the lemon juice and add the eggs then mix very well until completely combined.

Pour the filling onto the warm crust then transfer to oven and bake for about 25 minutes, turning

halfway through the bake. Remove from oven and allow to cool for an hour before chilling in the

refrigerator for two hours.

Dust with powdered sugar and cut into bars using a clean, sharp, damp knife. Clean and re-wet the

knife after each cut.