Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars Recipe

Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars – one of the easiest and fun bars with a perfect citrus flavor!

Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars Recipe

I had only 20 seconds to photograph these bars. And that’s not because of my kiddos who usually want to steal the treats I shoot. It was me. I wanted to devour the whole pan of this version of my favorite bars. Creamy lemon, aka my new weakness.

I have been on a lemon kick recently, hence the Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta recipe I shared this week. It was time to incorporate the lovely citrus into a dessert.

Enter my favorite crumbs bars recipe + Meyer lemons juice and zest.

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These bars have the perfect sweet citrus flavor. They are not too tarty like a traditional lemon bars can be but have the perfect balance. You can use regular lemons or even limes. They are fantastic and bound to be a hit! I think they would be a great addition to your Easter menu. They are fun and easy to make!

Lemon Crumb Bars Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars Recipe

Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Total Time: 43 minutes

Yield: 16 squares

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Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars - - one of the easiest and fun bars with a perfect citrus flavor!


    for the crust and topping:
  1. 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
  2. 1/2 c packed light or dark brown sugar
  3. 1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. for the filling:
  7. 1 c sour cream or Greek yogurt
  8. 3/4 c granulated (white) sugar
  9. 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  10. 1 large egg
  11. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  12. juice and zest from 1/2 lemon


  1. Line a 8" square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the crust and topping ingredients. Reserve 3/4 of a cup of the mixture for the topping.
  4. In another medium mixing bowl, mix all the filling ingredients with an electric mixer.
  5. Pat down the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  6. Pour the filling over the crust.
  7. Sprinkle the topping over the filling.
  8. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling appears set. There should be no unbaked jiggly filling in the center.
  9. Cool completely before cutting.


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  • theviewfromGreatIsland

    These look really wonderful, I love lemon in anything, and I just made a batch of lemon curd, I bet I could use that as a filling for these.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Let me know if you try it! Sounds fabulous!

  • Curry and Comfort

    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors for desserts… these bars look amazing. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, my friend!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thank you, Cheri!

  • Kate@Diethood

    Citrusy bars are, hands down, the best! These look incredible!

  • Chelsea@ chelseasmessyapron

    Could your photos be any more perfect?! These look and sound amazing! And I love crumb bars, I need to try this lemon version soon!

  • Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

    I love lemon bars and I love your creamy twist on it!

  • Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    I can’t get enough lemon desserts right now! Your lemon bars look perfect!

  • Tutti Dolci

    These bars look so good, I love the contrast of creamy lemon filling and crumb topping!

  • violetrose

    just made these ..I think next time I will use a whole lemon half doesn’t seem enough ..otherwise they are very good and I will make again