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Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe

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You can definitely taste the lemon in these squares, the texture is super creamy, and they are not overly sweet.
Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe (1)

This Creamy Lemon Squares recipe makes the most delicious sweet and tart lemony squares. You can definitely taste the lemon, the texture is super creamy, and they are not overly sweet. They are just perfect and taste like a fresh summer day!

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe (1)

What Do I Need To Make Lemon Squares?

  • Graham crackers
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Egg yolks
  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon zest

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe (1)

How Can I Make the Creamiest Lemon Squares?

  1. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter-flavored cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Crumble the graham cookies in a food processor. Add the melted butter, sugar, and salt, and pulse until well combined.
  3. Press the cookie mixture into the bottom of the baking pan using the back of a measuring cup or spoon until well packed and even. Bake the crust for 10 mins. Let it cool down completely (20-30 mins).
  4. While the crust is cooling, place the condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl and using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat all ingredients until smooth.
  5. Pour this mixture into the baking pan and over the cooled cookie crust and bake for 10-12 mins until set.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before placing the pan in the fridge for at least one hour before cutting and serving the squares.

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe (1)

Can I Use Other Fruit Juices To Make The Filling?

You can change the flavor of the bars by changing the flavor of the fruit. Try using different fruits like:

  • Lime juice
  • Orange juice
  • Mandarin juice
  • Pineapple juice

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  • Easy Oreo Cheesecake Bars
  • No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
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  • Mackinac Island Fudge
  • The Best Lemon Brownies With Glaze

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe (1)

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe (1)

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe

You can definitely taste the lemon in these squares, the texture is super creamy, and they are not overly sweet.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 SQUARES
Calories: 182kcal

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 12 rectangular graham cookies
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 1-14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Instructions

  • Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter-flavored cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Crumble the graham cookies in a food processor. Add the melted butter, sugar, and salt, and pulse until well combined.
  • Press the cookie mixture into the bottom of the baking pan using the back of a measuring cup or spoon until well packed and even. Bake the crust for 10 mins. Let it cool down completely (20-30 mins).
  • While the crust is cooling, place the condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl and using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat all ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour this mixture into the baking pan and over the cooled cookie crust and bake for 10-12 mins until set.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before placing the pan in the fridge for at least one hour before cutting and serving the squares.

Notes

  1. Use the back of a measuring cup or spoon to pack the cookie mixture into the pan.
  2. Make sure the bars are cold (refrigerated for at least one hour) before you cut them.
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Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g

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