Strawberry Lemon Bars are a sweet and tart summer favorite. A flaky, buttery crust is the perfect base for these colorful, gooey bars.

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Strawberry Lemon Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

Strawberry Lemon Bars


    For the Crust:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • For the Lemon Layer:
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • juice of 2 small lemons
  • For the Strawberry Layer:
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. For the Crust:
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. In medium bowl, cream together butter, sugar and flour for the crust. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Use fork to poke a few shallow holes in the crust layer. Bake for 15 minutes or until just golden brown.
  4. For the Lemon Layer:
  5. In medium bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until bubbly and foamy, about 3-4 minutes. Whisk in flour. Add lemon juice and stir until smooth. Pour on top of crust.
  6. For the Strawberry Layer:
  7. In medium bowl, whisk egg and sugar until bubbly and foamy. Whisk in flour.
  8. Combine strawberries and water in food processor and pulse until smooth. Add strawberry mixture to egg mixture and stir until smooth. Drizzle strawberry mixture over lemon layer. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Chill until completely cooled. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top, cut into bars and serve.

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    • realbutter said:

      Hi Phyillis – Use a 9×13-inch pan for this recipe. We’ve updated the recipe above, too. Thanks for letting us know we were missing something!

  1. Joanne Sherek said:

    A bar I would make for both casual and formal occasions.