Overhead shot of raspberry lemon bars sprinkled with powdered sugar. Each of these summer desserts is topped with a single plump juicy raspberry.

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Looking for the perfect treat for your summer picnic or potluck? You'll love these Raspberry Lemon Bars. It's like having raspberry lemonade for dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Dessert
Keyword raspberry lemon bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Calories 365kcal
Author Meaghan Lamm


For the Crust

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar

For the Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice about 5-6 lemons
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pint raspberries pureéd (save 9 whole berries for garnish)

For the Garnish

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 9 whole raspberries


  • To make the crust, cream together butter and sugar until pale yellow. Add flour and mix until a crumbly ball forms.
  • Press the dough into the bottom of a lightly greased square 8x8 pan.
  • Bake in a 350 preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
  • While the crust is baking make the filling by beating eggs, lemon juice, sugar, flour, and raspberry pureé together in a large bowl.
  • Let sit while crust finishes baking and then give it another quick whisk right before pouring it into the pan.
  • When the crust has finished baking pour the mixture over HOT crust and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until just set.
  • Allow to cool for several hours (overnight is best) before removing from the pan, slicing into bars, and dusting with powdered sugar.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 17.9mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.4mg