Lemon has to be one of my all time favourite flavours in everything! These gorgeously simple Lemon Cream Crumble Bars are definitely no exception. A sharp yet creamy lemon filling surrounded by gloriously golden crunchy oat goodness. What’s not to like?!
Here is what you will need to make 16 bars.
First, preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C and lightly grease & line the base and sides of your baking tin.
Then sift the flour into a large bowl. Add in the oats, light brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda & salt and give it a mix. Cube up the butter and rub into the flour mix with the tips of your fingers until it forms a crumbly dough.
Press half the mixture into the prepared baking tin and press in firmly with the back of a metal spoon or your fingers.
Place it into the oven to bake for 10 minutes. Pop the remaining crumble mixture into the fridge to keep cold.
Meanwhile, let’s make the filling. If you haven’t already, finely grate the zest off both lemons then juice them.
Pour the tin of condensed milk into a large bowl & add the lemon zest & juice. Give it a really good stir until everything is nicely combined.
After the 10 minutes is up, remove the tin from the oven.
While it is still hot, pour over the lemon filling and smooth out evenly.
Now scatter the remaining chilled crumble evenly over the top. Press gently but firmly all over.
Pop into the oven to bake for a further 25 minutes until golden.
Allow to cool in the tin for 15-20 minutes then remove and allow to come to room temperature on a wire rack. Once cooled, pop into the fridge for at least an hour before slicing into 16 bars. (4 x 4 grid.)
Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 5-7 days.
These Lemon Cream Crumble Bars are AMAZING! Possibly my favourite bars recipe to date. I love oats, I love lemon & the creamy condensed milk? Brings it all together beautifully. These are absolutely wonderful, you need to try them for yourself!
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