Creamy Lemon Squares
What summer dessert could be better than creamy lemon squares? I don’t know. Sunny Lemon Squares have a sweet lemon flavor and amazing lemon flavour. To me, it’s like squares of lemonade.
Who said dessert has to be chocolate or vanilla? There are so many flavors in the world that we never have to limit ourselves to one or the other.
Plus, sometimes you’re not in the mood for a heavy, rich dessert, but still feel like you’re eating something sweet to satisfy your craving after dinner.
The solution is creamy lemon squares! It is the perfect blend of cream and sweet with fresh and citrusy.
Bake creamy lemon squares to impress your guests or treat yourself after a hard day at work. Although the recipe requires some preparation, you will be amazed at how many ingredients you may already have at home.
All you need is butter, graham crackers, sugar, eggs, condensed milk and lemon juice.
Want to treat yourself to a creamy citrus dessert? I know you do, so keep reading!
For the crust:
– 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted;
– 24 squares graham crackers;
– ¼ cup of sugar.
For the lemon filling:
– 2 egg yolks;
– 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk;
– ½ cup of lemon juice.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Butter and line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper (leave some paper hanging on two sides, it will help to remove the creamy lemon squares).
Break up the graham crackers. Then, add them to a food processor. Pulse until crumbled. Add sugar and melted butter. Pulse one more time until combined.
Add this crumble mixture to the prepared pan. Then, press this mixture firmly into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan to create a crust.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let the crust cool completely in the pan.
Make the creamy filling while the crust is cooling. Add condensed milk and egg yolk to a bowl. Whisk until smooth. You can use an electric mixer or use a whisker. Then, add fresh lemon juice and whisk until well combined.
When the graham cracker crust has cooled, pour this creamy lemon filling into it. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is browned. Let the creamy square completely cool in the pan on a cooling rack.
You can also refrigerate the lemon squares after cooling to room temperature; it makes the creamy lemon squares firmer. Then, remove the lemon square from the pan using the hanging parchment paper, and place it on a cutting board. Cut the lemon square into 16 mini squares or 9 bigger squares.
➤That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
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