Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 43 mins

These tasty lemony nuggets were found at Kraft Foods, & although there are boxed lemon bar mixes out there, the homemade kind, well.... Preparation time DOES NOT INCLUDE the 2+ hours to chill in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, & line 8" square baking dish with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan [to be used as handles to lift out baked & cooled pastry].
  2. FOR THE CRUST: In medium bowl, combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour & brown sugar.
  3. Cut in butter/margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.
  5. Bake 15 minutes.
  6. FOR THE FILLING: Meanwhile, in medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat cheese & sugar until well blended.
  7. Add eggs & 2 tablespoons flour, mixing well.
  8. Blend in 1 tablespoon lemon zest, lemon juice & baking powder.
  9. Pour over crust.
  10. Bake 25-28 minutes or until center is set.
  11. Cool completely, then cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  12. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or garnish with remaining lemon zest.
  13. Cut into squares to serve.
  14. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

5 5

Perfect! This will be my go to lemon bar recipe. The texture is creamy as the recipe says. I like that much better than the jelly like bars I've had in the past.

5 5

These came out wonderful with a light fluffy lemon filling, I used the juice of the whole lemon so this has really intense lemon flavor, thanks for sharing Syd!

5 5

Wonderfully lemony and very moreish! I really appreciated the very clear instructions too. I'll be making some more of these for over the Christmas break. YUM! I used granita biscuits for the crust - probably the most popular biscuit here for using in bases to cheesecakes and similar recipes, and I used butter, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Made for the Everyday is a Holiday tag game.