Our Favorite Lemon Bar Recipes
Tangy Lemon Squares
Usher in spring with classic tangy lemon squares. With a crisp crust and silky filling, they’re lovely with a glass of milk or cup of tea.
Lemon Meringue Bars
This recipe teams up a tender, lemon zest-inflected crust with the fluffiest meringue topping for a lemon bar you'll want to eat all night long. Easier to make and serve than pie and just as delectable.
Creamy Lemon Squares
These creamy lemon squares only require 15 minutes of prep and rely on a secret weapon in your pantry for their satiny smooth filling: condensed milk.
Shaker Lemon Bars
Shaker lemon bars are sweet and pleasantly bitter at the same time thanks to their use of the whole lemon, peel included. Paper-thin lemon slices are macerated in sugar overnight for the filling, a technique courtesy of the Shakers, an early 19th century New England religious group.
These sophisticated lemon bars combine tangy lemon with gooey medjool dates in a rich shortbread crust for a flawless balance of flavors.
Lemon gets a boost from orange and grapefruit for three times the citrus in this bar recipe. Their bright, refreshing flavor makes them the perfect sweet to end any meal.
Lemon-Coconut Tofu Squares
Seeking the perfect vegan dessert? Your search stops here. You’d never guess that these airy, ethereal lemon squares were made with tofu and coconut oil instead of eggs and butter.
Lemon Cheesecake Squares
Lemon bars and cheesecake are two of our favorite desserts. This recipe pairs a creamy lemony filling with a buttery graham cracker crust so we no longer have to choose.
This bar cookie would be at home on any holiday table, but as the recipe calls for dried cranberries instead of fresh, you can make them any time you please.
These citrus bars get their vibrant flavor and texture from the tart lime juice and zest in the filling and the crunchy wheat germ in the crust.