Happy Easter!! I love being able to spend this day with my friends (and family when I get the chance). In addition to that, I always try and make some delicious and spring-y treat for Easter Brunch. This time, I decided to make lemon cream bars, which are deceivingly easy to make. This recipe doesn’t make a lot so if you are making them for a crowd you may want to double it or make two batches.
For the Crust:
- 2/3 cups butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- pinch salt
For the Filling:
- 1, 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh please- about 3 lemons)
Preheat over to 350.
Mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt. Add melted butter. Press half of the mixture into a greased 8 by 8 pan. Set aside. (you do not bake the crust first in this recipe).
Stir together sweetened condensed milk and juice. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with other half of crumb mixture. Bake at 350 for 28-30 minutes. Immediately after removing pan from oven, cut around outside edge with a butter knife (if you wait till it begins to cool, it’ll stick, trust me.) Then refrigerate, they are easier to cut and taste better the after they are well chilled, even better if left in the refrigerator over night!
In other news, a huge shoutout to Oishii Treats for passing on the Liebster Award to me. I was so surprised as I really love her blog. It was super kind and gave me motivation to keep posting!