These Creamy Lemon Bars have a delicious graham cracker crust and filled with a thick lemony filling and topped with fresh whipped cream!
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Originally published: July 2012
Updated & republished: June 2020
These homemade creamy lemon bars start with a delicious graham cracker crust and filled with a thick lemony filling and topped with fresh whipped cream!
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Keyword: Cream Cheese Lemon Bars, Easy Creamy Lemon Bars, Homemade Lemon Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Preheat oven to 350f degrees. In a food processor, pulse together the graham crackers and butter until thoroughly combined (it should be the texture of wet sand.)
Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 11 x 7 baking pan. Note: If you don’t have an 11″ X 7″ baking pan, you can use a 9″ x 9″ square baking dish, the bars will just be a little thicker.
Bake the crust for about 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool and leave oven on.
Mix egg yolks and lemon zest with an electric mixer until VERY thick, about 5 minutes.
Slowly add sweetened condensed milk in a slow, steady stream, mixing constantly.
Add fresh lemon juice and mix until combined. Spread filling evenly over crust and bake at 350f degrees until filling is just set (about 12- 15 minutes.)
Let cool completely – then cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
Beat the cold heavy cream with powdered sugar until fluffy.
Spread topping evenly over the lemon bars. Decorate with lemon zest, slices of lemon etc. Keep bars refrigerated.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice should be used in this recipe (not the bottled stuff.)
Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 563IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 1mg
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