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Easy Lemon Crème Brûlée Dessert Bars

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 9 Squares
Calories 249kcal

Equipment

  • 8" square baking pan

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsps unsalted chilled butter

Filling

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz evaporated milk
  • 4 oz lemon juice fresh is best
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsps sugar for topping

Instructions

Base

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Spray and 8 X 8" baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Mix the dry ingredients. Cut butter in with a pastry cutter or in your food processor. Ensure there are no large lumps of butter. Mixture will appear dry. Press evenly into bottom of baking pan.
  • Bake as 350° for 15 minutes and allow to cool about 15 minutes.

Filling

  • Beat all filling ingredients- except for the 2 Tbsp of sugar- in order. When thoroughly mixed pour over crust and bake 35 - 40 minutes until center of custard comes clean when tested with a knife. Cool about 1 hour.
  • Preheat broiler. Sprinkle remaining 2 Tbsps sugar evenly around top of the baking pan. Broil about 2 minutes or until topping has caramelized.
  • Serve at room temperature with a fork or chilled as a dessert bar.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg