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Lemon Cream Crumb Bars

Lemon Cream Crumb Bars – Deliciously buttery crumb bars stuffed with a zesty lemon cream filling, and drizzled with a sweet glaze!

Overhead shot of lemon cream crumb bars drizzled with a glaze with lemon slices on parchment paper.

You just can’t beat a good lemon dessert in the summer. Especially when that dessert involves buttery crumbs. Today, I bring you my super easy and delicious recipe for Lemon Cream Crumb Bars!

Side-view shot of lemon cream crumb bars topped with lemon slices on parchment paper.

Ingredients for Lemon Cream Crumb Bars:

  • plain/all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • light brown sugar
  • porridge oats
  • unsalted butter
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • juice and zest from 1 lemon

For the glaze, you’ll need:

  • icing/powdered sugar
  • fresh lemon juice
  • milk

These buttery, crumbly bars are stuffed with a creamy lemon filling, which adds just the right about of zest to them. They’re also so quick and easy to throw together!

If you are a lemon dessert lover like me, you have got to try these Crumb Bars this summer – I promise everyone will love them!

A stack of lemon cream crumb bars drizzled with a glaze on parchment paper.
A stack of lemon cream crumb bars with a bite taken out of the top bar.
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A stack of lemon cream crumb bars drizzled with a glaze on parchment paper.

Lemon Cream Crumb Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Deliciously buttery crumb bars stuffed with a zesty lemon cream filling, and drizzled with a sweet glaze!

Ingredients

For the Bars

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (135g) porridge oats
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 can (14oz/397g) sweetened condensed milk
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup (125g) icing/powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

For the Bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminium foil, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and oats. Add the melted butter, and stir until the mixture is moist and crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the prepared pan, and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until lightly golden.
  3. Stir together the condensed milk, lemon juice, and zest. Pour over the baked base, and sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture. Gently press the crumbs down. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing into bars.

For the Glaze

  1. Whisk together the icing sugar, lemon juice, and milk until combined. Add more milk if the glaze is too thick, or more icing sugar if too runny. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bars.

Notes

Bars will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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