Lola’s Lemon Bars

Lola’s Lemon Bars

Lemon bars. A mainstay of many Filipino gatherings, Lola’s house is no different. A highlight of every dessert table these tart, chewy, crunchy, and always fresh treats are an amazing palette cleanser being able to clear through the rich meal (or, let’s face it all the Filipino party food) you’ve no doubt spend the last few hours over indulging in.

There’s always room left for a one of these. No really, there is. Make it two. Or you know, however many you can fit on your plate. And in your mouth if your plate is full.


Lemon Bars

Always present at any family gathering. Lola's Lemon Bars have always been a hit. These sweet, tart, refreshingly fresh desserts are a treat for everyone.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword lemon bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 147kcal
Author FiliVino


  • 2 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Sticks Butter
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • Cup Lemon Juice Fresh Squeezed
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar


  • Crust
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • butter a 13" x 9" x 2" baking pan
  • Sift together 2 cups flour and powdered sugar
  • Cut in the butter until you get pea-sized clumps
  • Press into bottom of baking pan
  • Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned
  • Set aside to cool
  • Filling
  • Beat together eggs, granulated sugar, and lemon juice
  • In a separate bowl, sift together remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder
  • Stir the dry mixture into the egg mixture thoroughly
  • Pour over baked crust
  • Bake 25 minutes
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar
  • Allow to cool completely and cut into 1 inch servings
  • Enjoy!


all images credit to Jenno

Lola’s Lemon Bars was last modified: April 2nd, 2020 by FiliVino

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