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Lemon Pie Bars

close up shot of Lemon Pie Bars stacked on top of each other
Lemon lovers will enjoy digging into the cake and lemon curd filling that are featured in these delightful lemon pie bars.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 366 kcal


  • 2 boxes vanilla cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 48 ounces lemon curd
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk, cream or lemon juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish and set it aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the cake mixes, eggs, and vegetable oil. Beat with a hand (or stand) mixer until combined. The mixture will be thick and crumbly.
  • Remove half of the mixture and set it aside. Press the remaining dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven.
  • Pour the lemon pie filling over the pre-baked bar base.
  • Sprinkle the reserved dough in clumps over the top of the lemon pie filling.
  • Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes longer until the top of the bars is just beginning to brown.
  • Cool bars completely.
  • Whisk together powdered sugar and enough milk or cream to make a sugar glaze. You can use lemon juice instead of milk to add additional lemon flavor. Drizzle over the top of the cooled lemon pie bars.
  • Cut into bars and serve with plates and forks.


  • Keep in mind that you will get a different shape and depth of corner bars depending on the baking pan you are using. If you are using a baking pan with rounded corners (usually glass), your corner pieces will not come out quite so defined, while metal pans tend to have clean-cut corners that will give you better-formed corner bars.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your bars as the suggested baking time approaches.
  • Use less lemon curd for a thin layer of lemon filling and a sturdier cookie bar.


Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 24IUCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg