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RV Recipes: The #1 best Lemon Bar you’ve ever tasted

| Updated Jun 26, 2020

Our RV Recipes treat of the week makes for the perfect camping treat or dessert! Try these tangy lemon bars. Everyone in the campground will love them!


Just look at these lemon bars: Add them to your RV Recipes list!

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If you love the “tang” of a citrus dessert, you will definitely enjoy these lemon bars. They will be one of your favorite RV Recipes.  Guaranteed!

The baking time can vary with high altitude cooking but I find that it is easy to adjust at any altitude as needed.  This recipe is simple to make ahead and bring along on an RV trip. If your RV has a convection or regular toaster oven, you can easily whip these up in your RV galley.

The ingredients are simple but the end product provides enough to have these goodies on hand for a few days and still have plenty to share at a potluck or other gathering.

RV Recipes Ingredients

For the cookie bar base

2 cups     unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 cup   powdered sugar

8 oz        softened butter

               pinch of sea salt (if using unsalted butter)

               baking spray (optional)

RV Recipes Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2.  Lightly butter or spray the inside of 2    8″  8″ disposable or other oven-safe baking pans.
  3.  In a large bowl combine flour, powdered sugar, and salt.  Stir to combine.
  4.  Slice 2 sticks (of 4 oz. softened butter) into 8 tbsp. per 4 oz. of butter.
  5.  With clean hands, work the butter into the flour mixture until a dough is formed and the flour and butter are fully blended.  Divide the dough in 2 equal pieces, press equal portions of dough into each pan.                        Note:  The dough can get sticky, you may want to lightly spray your hands with baking spray or a small amount of butter.
  6.  Bake the crust until the edges just start to turn a golden brown and the cookie base is fully cooked. 
  7.  While the crust is in the oven make the filling ingredients, ingredients and directions are listed below.

RV Recipes Filling Ingredients

4                  uncooked eggs, whisk lightly, set aside.

2 cups         granulated sugar 

1/3 cup        lemon juice  (approx. 1 large or 2 medium lemons)

zest               of a lemon

1/4 cup       flour

1/2 tsp        baking powder

RV Recipes Topping

1/4 cup        powdered sugar

RV Recipes Filling and Topping Directions

  1. In a medium, whisk eggs lightly, add lemon juice, stir and set aside.
  2. In a separate medium bowl combine 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder and the zest of a lemon.
  3.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring to combine thoroughly.
  4.  Pour filling over warm baked crust and return the lemon bars to the oven to continue baking at 350 F.
  5.  Bake the lemon bars until the filling sets, time is approximately 25 – 30 minutes.
  6.  Cool the baked pan of lemon bars then sprinkle with powdered sugar topping.
  7. Cut the lemon bars into 16 equal sized pieces.
  8. Lightly cover and refrigerate and leftovers and enjoy within a few days.

If you are looking for other tips, food pairings, or over 105 recipes that are designed for those who travel in an RV, check out: My cookbook Small Kitchen Big Flavors! – available at a great Introductory Price on eBay and my blog site at: 

You can click here to view another popular recipe created by Chef Mary Jane Curry.


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Mike Wendland

Published on 2020-06-26

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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