Recipe courtesy of Deb Perelman
Save Recipe Print
2 hr 45 min
30 min
12 bars


Lemon Filling:


For the crust: Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking dish and set aside. Add the butter and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and combine until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt and slowly add to the butter mixture until just combined. Pour the dough into the prepared baking dish and press, making sure the dough comes up the sides of the dish around the edges about 1/2 inch. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the dough until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. (Leave the oven on.)

For the lemon filling: Cut the lemon in half and slice the lemon halves into thin wheels; remove any seeds. Toss the lemon wheels (with flesh and peel), granulated sugar and chunks of butter into the bowl of a food processor. Process, scraping down the sides as needed, until the lemon is thoroughly pureed. Add the eggs, cornstarch and salt and pulse until the batter is smooth. Pour into the prepared crust.

Bake until the filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes. You can test this by bumping the pan a little; it should only jiggle slightly. In my oven, I find that the point at which the filling is set is also when it starts to get very light brown on top.

Let cool on a rack. Cut into rectangles and dust with powdered sugar.


Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Fish and Pineapple 01:02

Pineapple planks are your tasty solution for grilling fish filets.

Similar Topics:


Lavender and Lemon Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spinach Salad with Meyer Lemon Caesar Dressing and Flatbread Croutons

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Lemon Bars

Recipe courtesy of Brenda Strom

Lemon Bars

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Lemon Meringue Bars

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.