Lemon Curd Blondie Bars

Soft and gooey homemade lemon curd blondie bars, bursting with lemon flavor! A fun dessert for spring and summer!

Soft and gooey homemade lemon curd blondie bar recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Let’s start with the biggest news of all, in case you missed the news… we’re getting a puppy!! We’re ridiculously excited and can’t wait to have her home with us permanently. Just over a week until she comes home! The Mr and I keep joking that we’re kind of crazy to do this since our house is already full and very active… between three kids and three cats, there’s a lot going on! But what’s another mouth to feed, right?! She’ll get an enormous amount of love and make our days that much more exciting and memorable. It’ll be interesting to see how the cats react. They’ve been around my parents dog, so I know they don’t hate dogs, which is obviously a big plus. Keep an eye out for updates! I’ sure there will be a ton of them. You can follow along on IG: here and here!

I’ve been doing a ton of spring cleaning this year, one room at a time. Major purging and cleaning. A few things I’ve learned in the process… Mr Clean sponges are not always the best choice. But when that doesn’t work, Goo Gone does. They’re both wonder products though. They each have their uses. I just wish the sponges didn’t fall apart so easily! They’re magic, but they should really last longer than they do. Then they’d be extra magical.

Also… I apparently need to start keeping an inventory of my supplies. I have SO much of various things, which of course is a good thing because I won’t need to buy them for a while, but I never remember that. For example, glue sticks. We’ll use them, but I have SO many… probably because they were on sale and I bought large packages. Oops! I have a good stash of holiday sparklers too. They’re so cheap, I always find myself buying a package or two when they’re back on shelves. I could go a few years without buying any and we’d be all set. Seriously. Someone remind me this year, no glue sticks or sparklers please!

Soft and gooey homemade lemon curd blondie bar recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’ve been craving lemon since Christmas was over. I have a feeling that won’t change until it’s apple season. So, expect to see lots more lemon goodness in the coming months!

I’m a sucker for a good bar. But, instead of making classic lemon bars, I decided to transform my favorite blondie bars into super gooey lemon blondie bars. A nice pop of lemony flavor everyone will love!

These are ridiculously easy to whip up. They literally take 5 minutes to prep.

Soft and gooey homemade lemon blondie bars, bursting with lemon flavor! These bars are an absolute must make for all lemon fans! Make sure these are part of your spring and summer dessert plans!

Soft and gooey homemade lemon curd blondie bar recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Lemon Curd Blondie Bars

Soft and gooey homemade lemon curd blondie bars, bursting with lemon flavor! A fun dessert for spring and summer!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 9


  • 3/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 C Lemon curd
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment, leaving overhang on all four sides.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in salt and baking powder, followed by lemon zest. Add lemon curd one tablespoon at a time, mixing until just combined. Lastly, mix in flour, increasing speed and mixing until fully combined and no streaks remain.
  • Press batter into prepared pan, creating an even layer. Lightly grease hands if needed to prevent sticking.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until edges are just golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Remove bars by grabbing the parchment paper, pulling up and outwards. Using a sharp knife, cut into 9 equal pieces. Store in an airtight container.


Homemade lemon curd or store bought may be used.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Soft and gooey homemade lemon curd blondie bar recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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32 Responses to “Lemon Curd Blondie Bars”

  1. #
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — April 24, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Given my obsession with all things lemon, these look incredible! What a great way to start the week.

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      Rachel — April 25, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Totally agree! :)

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    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — April 24, 2017 at 10:13 am

    These look like they would just melt in your mouth! I can almost taste that tart-sweet flavor.

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      Rachel — April 25, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Thanks, Lindsay!

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    Tammy — April 24, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Nothing says summer like lemon bars! I love these lemon blondies! They look so perfect :)

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      Rachel — April 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Thanks, Tammy!

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    Taylor Kiser — April 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    These look so melt in your mouth delicious! Definitely a perfect dessert for spring and summer barbecues and picnics!

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      Rachel — April 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Thanks, Taylor!

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    deborah kaempf — April 25, 2017 at 7:32 am

    thank you for this lemon blondie recipe, was just wondering what I was going to do with the lemon curd that was leftover from the tarts I made the other day :)

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      Rachel — April 25, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Enjoy!! :)

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    Holly — June 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Can the sugar be reduced in this recipe?

    • #
      Rachel — June 25, 2018 at 7:50 am

      You could certainly give it a try.

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    Rose — December 8, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Topped these with a basic lemon icing glaze and it took it to the next level! They were a HUGE hit with my family and have been requested to be made again on Christmas. Thanks for the recipe! Love it.

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      Rachel — December 10, 2018 at 7:01 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Rose! :)

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    Michele — August 13, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Hi, just wondering how long these will store at room temp? Or should they be kept in the fridge? And if so, how long will they keep in the fridge?


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      Rachel — August 23, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      You can keep these at room temperature easily for several days or more. You can definitely keep them in the fridge if you prefer but isn’t necessary.

  9. #
    Feanie — September 20, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    My lemon-loving husband absolutely loved these blondies as did I. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Rachel — September 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      So glad you both enjoyed them!

  10. #
    Abigail — December 19, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    These look delicious I have just started to bake for a elective(i’m in 7th grade and is home schooled) I bake something every week I thinking about baking this for this week.

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      Rachel — December 20, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      Good luck! I hope you enjoy them. :)

  11. #
    Kristin — May 1, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    These were delicious and are definitely being added to the dessert rotation!

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      Rachel — May 2, 2020 at 8:40 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Kristin!

  12. #
    Meri — July 21, 2020 at 7:55 am

    These were absolutely delicious. I have some lemon curd to use that I made a few weeks ago, and this was the perfect recipe. They were a bit sweet, so I might cut down on the sugar the next time. I also made them gluten free by using King Arthur’s measure for measure flour. A very moist blondie brownie. Yum!

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      Rachel — July 28, 2020 at 8:24 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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    Mansi — March 18, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Any substitute for eggs?

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      Rachel — March 20, 2021 at 8:31 am

      I wouldn’t recommend removing eggs from this recipe as they’re also used to make the lemon curd.

  14. #
    Deana — April 30, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    Would it be ok to freeze these blondie bars?

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      Rachel — May 4, 2021 at 9:08 am

      These should freeze well! :)

  15. #
    Kate — September 26, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I just made these after looking up a way to use up lemon curd. Really enjoyed them- thank you!

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      Rachel — October 10, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them, Kate!

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    Olympia — October 6, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    I have made these several times, and they are always a hit.
    Because I had extra lemon curd on hand, and was looking for a way to use it up, I swirled additional curd into the batter after smoothing the batter in the pan. To fancy them up for presentation I made a lemon glaze, with powdered sugar and lemon juice, to drizzle on top.

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      Rachel — October 11, 2023 at 10:09 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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