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5 from 9 votes

Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars

Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars - one of the easiest and fun bars with a perfect citrus flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Anna


!for the crust and topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

!for the filling:

  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • juice and zest from 1/2 lemon


  • Line a 8" square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the crust and topping ingredients. Reserve 3/4 of a cup of the mixture for the topping.
  • In another medium mixing bowl, mix all the filling ingredients with an electric mixer.
  • Pat down the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Pour the filling over the crust.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the filling.
  • 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.
  • Cool completely before cutting.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.7mg