Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe: A Sweet and Tangy Delight
We’ve got a recipe that’s not only a crowd-pleaser but also incredibly easy to make. These Creamy Lemon Squares strike the perfect balance between sweet and tart, making them a wonderful dessert for your next dinner party or just a tasty treat any time. Plus, they are an absolute hit with everyone who tries them!
Let’s dive into the recipe without further ado. No, we won’t start that way, but we can’t wait to share this delightful treat with you.
For the creamy lemon filling, you’ll need:
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
For the crust, gather:
- 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
While the oven’s warming up, let’s prepare the crust. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and the melted and cooled butter in a bowl. You can use your hands or a fork to combine these ingredients until they have a crumbly texture.
Press this crumbly mixture into the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking pan. Make sure it’s evenly distributed to form the base for our creamy lemon squares.
Now, for the luscious lemony filling. In a separate bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and that zesty fresh lemon juice. Stir them together until they’re well blended, and you’ve got a velvety mixture that’ll make your taste buds tingle.
Pour this lemony delight over the graham cracker crust in the baking pan.
Pop the pan into the preheated oven and let it bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden. Your kitchen will fill with the delightful aroma of fresh lemon as they bake.
Once they’re done, take the pan out and let it cool to room temperature. Then, refrigerate the whole thing for a few hours or until it’s well set.
And there you have it, creamy lemon squares that are ready to impress your taste buds and guests alike. They’re creamy, zesty, and the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Why We Love These Lemon Squares:
Now, let’s talk about why these creamy lemon squares are such a hit. It’s not just about their incredible taste; it’s the whole experience.
The creamy lemon filling is like a burst of sunshine in your mouth. The sweetness of the condensed milk and the brightness of the fresh lemon juice dance harmoniously, creating a flavor that’s as refreshing as a summer breeze. It’s a dessert that can transport you to a sun-soaked picnic in the park, no matter the season.
The graham cracker crust adds a delightful crunch that complements the creaminess of the filling. It’s a match made in dessert heaven, giving you that satisfying contrast in every bite.
And you can’t forget the presentation. These lemon squares look as good as they taste, making them perfect for serving at your next dinner party. They are a treat for the senses, from the first sight to the last bite.
So, are you in the mood for a dessert that’s both sweet and tart? Look no further than our Creamy Lemon Squares. They’re the ultimate crowd-pleaser, perfect for any occasion or just when you’re craving something delicious. With a creamy lemon filling and a crumbly graham cracker crust, these squares strike the perfect balance between sweet and tart. It’s no wonder they’re such a hit!