Glazed Lemon Bars

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A perfect “shortbread-like” crust, sweet lemon center and a slightly tart lemon glaze make these Lemon Bars the BEST EVER!

 Glazed Lemon Bars

I made these lemon bars back in October — and I planned to blog them — THEN the Holidays happened.

Glazed Lemon Bars - An Affair from the Heart

First pumpkin season then peppermint season and these lemon bars kept being pushed to the back burner.

Until today.

A couple of times a year, my sister sends me lemons from her tree in her backyard in California.  It’s always a FedEx box that makes me jump for joy!!

Today, as I sit in my office, looking out the window to somewhere between 1/2″ – 1 ” of ice on everything in sight .. these lemons are seriously cheering me up, and making me long for warmer sunnier days.

My sister, Teresa, and me a couple of years ago.

Soon — I will be in sunny Southern California, and get to see these little beauties growing right on her tree!


Out of all the lemons I have cut into in my life, I have never seen one with the seed sprouting inside?  Have you?

Glazed Lemon Bars

I adapted this recipe from one I found a long time ago on — I switched it up just a little bit, and added the glaze.  Because well .. EVERYTHING is better with glaze.

Glazed Lemon Bars

The crust is simply made of butter, sugar and flour.  I added a bit of vanilla, too.  The inside is sugar, flour and fresh lemon juice.  The glaze is powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice and zest.  The glaze is slightly tart, but it compliments the sweeter inside very well.

Store them in the fridge, they are so refreshing cold!  My favorite thing to pair them with?  A nice cup of tea.  But you do your thing, and I’ll do mine. 😉

Glazed Lemon Bars

Glazed Lemon Bars stacked on a black napkin
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Glazed Lemon Bars

A perfect "shortbread-like" crust, sweet lemon center and a slightly tart lemon glaze make these Lemon Bars the BEST EVER!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Glazed Lemon Bars
Servings: 9 x13 baking dish
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • For the Crust:
  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the Center:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Juice of 2 lemons about 2/3 cup
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 2 lemons


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with foil, overlapping the sides.
  • Prepare the crust: In a bowl, blend together butter, vanilla, sugar and flour. Press into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
  • Prepare the middle: While crust is baking, whisk together sugar and flour, whisk in eggs and lemon juice. Pour over baked crust, and return to the oven for an additional 20 minutes. Bars will firm up as they cool.
  • Prepare the glaze: Place powdered sugar and zest in a bowl. Add the lemon juice gradually, stirring until glaze becomes desired consistency. Pour and smooth over warm (not hot) bars. Place in the fridge to set.
  • Keep refrigerated.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g
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  1. I just wanted to pop by and tell you I made these last night. We have a TON (50 lbs.?) of lemons harvested from my MIL’s tree. FABULOUS recipe! Easy too – loved that!! Since they are her lemons I wanted to take some out to his Mom, but my hubby said no, he wants to keep them for himself – I’ll have to make another pan! 😀 Anyway, great job – fabulous recipe!!

    1. You can’t buy lemons at your grocery? Without using a fresh lemon, you won’t have the zest, and the recipe really won’t be the same? I would venture to guess the amount of juice is about 1/4 cup. I have never measured. But again, if you can buy lemons at the store, you will want to do that, because you really need that zest. Hope that helps!

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