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The best Farmhouse Lemon Bar on a white plate by lemons

Farmhouse Lemon Bars

My mother-in-law couldn't stop talking about how amazing these Farmhouse Lemon Bars are.  She's right!  These are the BEST Lemon Bars I've ever eaten.  They are light and sweet with the perfect amount of lemon tang!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Farmhouse Lemon Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15 people
Calories 317kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 pinch salt I use 1/2 teaspoon

Gooey Lemon Filling

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract can substitute 1 grated lemon rind
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 13 x 9-inch pan.  Cut butter, powdered sugar, flour and salt as for piecrust.  
  • Pat butter mixture in bottom of pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • While baking, mix together remaining ingredients except powdered sugar.  Spread filling over baked crust.  Bake 25 - 30 minutes longer.
  • Let cool and sprinkle powdered sugar evenly over the top.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg