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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars
This is an American recipe so if you don't have proper american cups just use a teacup.

By Beth Sachs, 18th August 2008

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oats (not instant)
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • zest of 2 lemons, chopped fine
  • zest of 1 orange, chopped fine
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c and butter a 20cm baking tray.
  • Step 2: Cream together the butter and sugar, add the oats and flour and press the dough into the pan.
  • Step 3: Mix together the condensed milk, lemon zest, juice and orange zest and pour over  the dough
  • Step 4: Bake for 30-35 minutes and cool before cutting into squares.
Yield: 12 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes


  1. It's all about the taste - every time!

  2. These look great and so tasty!

  3. Mmmmmm, lemon bars! These are a major weakness of mine. I forget how many I gobble up!

  4. I adore anything lemony, is one of my favourite cake flavours! will definately be trying these out

  5. Beth they look delish. I've not made Lemon Bars before but will have to give these a try, thanks for posting the recipe!


  6. This is the first version that I have seen with oatmeal in them. That means I'm making them. I'm printing them inside my cook book right now.

  7. I adore lemon bars, these look yummy to me :)

  8. They look quite delicious this morning. I could have those for breakfast!

  9. I do love lemon so these would be right up my alley:D

  10. Lemon bars add a bit of sunshine to a rainy day, right

  11. I just adore citrus flavours Beth and your bars are look so delicious :)

    Rosie x

  12. They look great and I love that you used oats and orange zest...I am sure they tasted great.

  13. They look delicious! I love lemon flavour things!


  15. What are you talking about, girl, these look super! I'm sure they tasted great, I like lemony cakes.

  16. mmmmm...I love lemon bars! The perfect cure for a rainy day! Sunshine on a plate!

  17. They look great!! I'm definitely trying these. Thanks.

  18. I think they look lovely! Lemon Bars have always been a favorite!

  19. They look good to me! I am a huge lemon fan!

  20. Ooo I disagree - these look delicious! And the topping made with condensed milk?? I'm going to have to try these.

  21. Those sound really good! I have to try these. My teeth are aching at the thought of that condensed milk :)

  22. I made these a few days ago and they were delicious. Hubby took some to work and they went down very well with his work mates. I'll certainly be making them again.

  23. Glad your hubby liked them Jules! They are pretty good!!

  24. Oooh, yummy, another lemon bar to try. :) I seriously can never get enough of these! The orange zest sounds interesting...

  25. that looks so good and lemons are on sale this week 2 for 88 cents which is a great price.

    Gill from Canada

  26. Hello! I would love to try these lemon bars. I have a question about the quantity you used of the condensed milk. Would you be able to tell me what is the equivalent in ml/cups of the 1 can of condensed milk which you used?
    Thank you.

  27. Hi Ambika. Condensed milk comes in 397g tins!! Hope that helps

  28. It sure does! Thank you..

    Am from India and the can sizes vary so much :)
    Trying this out soon...


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