Rosemary Meyer Lemon Bars

Rosemary Meyer Lemon Bars
Jane Bruce


For the crust

  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup  confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon  chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon  lemon zest
  • 1 cup  flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon  salt

For the filling

  • 1/4  cup  flour
  • 3/4 cups  sugar
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • eggs
  • 2 teaspoons  lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup  Meyer lemon juice

Rosemary perfectly complements tart Meyer lemons in this simple recipe. If you like a 1:2 crust to filling ratio, try doubling the filling and baking just a tad longer.

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For the crust

Grease an 8-by-8-inch cake pan, or line with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugars until smooth; add in chopped rosemary and lemon zest.

Carefully mix in the flour and salt until just combined. Press into cake pan and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until sides are browned.

For the filling

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and sugar.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, lemon juice, and zest until smooth.

Add the dry ingredients to wet, stirring until combined, then pour over the hot crust and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, until the center is set but still gooey. Let rest, slice, and serve with a dusting of confectioners' sugar.


Calories per serving:

203 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 103g 159%
  • Carbs 357g 119%
  • Saturated 62g 309%
  • Fiber 6g 23%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 232g
  • Monounsaturated 28g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 30g 60%
  • Cholesterol 616mg 205%
  • Sodium 744mg 31%
  • Calcium 133mg 13%
  • Magnesium 57mg 14%
  • Potassium 452mg 13%
  • Iron 4mg 22%
  • Zinc 3mg 17%
  • Phosphorus 403mg 58%
  • Vitamin A 941µg 105%
  • Vitamin C 41mg 69%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 17%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 37%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 15%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 111µg 28%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 11%
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