Meyer Lemon Bars

These Meyer lemon bars are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Feel free to make them with regular lemon juice if you don’t have Meyer lemons.


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice*
  • 1 heaping tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9×13-inch baking pan by lining it with criss-crossed pieces of aluminum foil that have an overhang of an inch or two. Spray with cooking spray unless using non-stick aluminum foil.

Cream the powdered sugar and butter in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add 2 cups of the flour and beat on medium speed until mixed. Press into the bottom of the prepared baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Beat the eggs, sugar, Meyer lemon juice and lemon zest in a large bowl either by hand or with a mixer. Sift the reserved 1/2 cup flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix well.

Pour over the hot crust and return to the oven to bake for another 20-25 minutes. Check for doneness at 20 minutes, and add on time as needed.

Cool completely before cutting, then dust with powdered sugar and serve.