Limoncello Lemon Bars

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 bars 1x

Limoncello Lemon Bars are the perfect party dessert! Just a splash of Limoncello brings out the lemon flavor and makes these bars party worthy!



For the Crust:

  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 6 extra large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Limoncello liquor
  • 1 cup flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting on top of the bars


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the flour and salt in batches, beating to combine after each addition.
  3. Press the crust into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. Make the filling by whisking the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, Limoncello and flour together in a bowl. Poor the filling over the baked crust and bake for 35 minutes until the filling is set.
  5. Let cool to room temperature and dust with powdered sugar and fresh lemon zest. Bars can be cut into 20 squares or 40 triangles.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American