These are THE creamiest lemon bars I’ve ever eaten. Lemon bars were probably the first thing I baked when I first started out. They were also the first recipe I got comfortable enough with to start tweaking and experimenting. One of my early experiments included using sweet and condensed milk and since then I never looked back. Its a must for any of my lemon bar renditions.
These lemon bars are super light, airy, and buttery since its surrounded by shortbread crust and a shortbread crumb topping. Topped with powdered sugar its the perfect anytime treat.
2 Sticks butter, softened
1/2c powdered sugar
2 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2c powdered sugar for crumb
1Tb pastry flour for crumb
1/3c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2c powdered sugar
1- 14oz can sweet and condensed milk
3/4c lemon juice
3 large eggs
1tsp baking powder
1Tb lemon zest
For the crust combine butter with 1/2c powdered sugar and 2c pastry flour. Mix till combined . Set aside 1/2 c crust in separate bowl and add in 1/2c powdered sugar and 1 tb pastry flour to make crumb topping.
To make filling. Separate dry ingredients ( flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) from wet ingredients ( sweet and condensed milk, lemon juice, eggs, and lemon zest)
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet. Stir till combined.
Taking baking cups and line with foil or parchment. Spray generously with cooking spray.
Place a thin layer of crust in the bottom. Wet hands lightly and smooth out crust.
Give lemon filling mixture another stir and fill cups not completely to the top and top lightly with crumb topping.
Preheat oven for 350 bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.
Serve with a hot cup of coffee and enjoy!
You can make lemon bars in a brownie pan or muffin tins. What they are baked in doesn’t really matter.
You can line your pan with parchment paper. Or use foil if you ran out like I did.
Time will vary depending on how big you pan is. ADD 5-10 extra minutes for whole pan.
4 responses to “Creamy Lemon Bars”
Thank you! It certainly was😃
Looks great and delicious 👍
So nice and delicious 😋