Jenny's Lemon Squares

Jenny's Lemon Squares

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Patsy G


Since we have lemon trees I'm always looking for ways to use lemons,my sister in law gave me this recipe many years ago,although I make lemon squares many ways,this is one of our favorites.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 16


  • CRUST:

  • 2 1/2 c
    animal crackers
  • 3 tsp
    light brown sugar
  • pinch
  • 4 Tbsp
    melted butter

  • 2 oz
    cream cheese,softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated fresh lemon or lime zest
  • 1 can(s)
    (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 1/2 c
    fresh lemon or lime juice

How to Make Jenny's Lemon Squares


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees . Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, letting two opposing edges hang over at least an inch or so. Grease the foil with cooking spray.
    For the crust, process the animal crackers, sugar and salt together to fine crumbs in a blender or food processor. Drizzle the melted butter over the crumbs and pulse to incorporate. Sprinkle the mixture into the prepared pan and press the crumbs into an even layer. Bake the crust until golden, about 15-18 minutes.

    For the filling, while crust bakes, in a medium bowl, stir the cream cheese, zest and salt together until combined. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth (you can use a handheld electric mixer, if you want). Whisk in the egg yolk and juice until combined.
    Pour the filling evenly over the crust. Bake the bars until the filling is set and the edges just slightly begin to pull away from the sides of the pan, 15-17 minutes.

    Let the bars cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack, about 2 hours. Then cover the pan with foil and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Remove the bars from the pan using the foil overhang and cut into squares.

Printable Recipe Card

About Jenny's Lemon Squares

Course/Dish: Cookies

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Get Baking With Peanut Butter

Get Baking With Peanut Butter

Kitchen Crew

Peanut butter is so much more than just an ingredient for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It can be used in stir-fry, incorporated into savory sauces, and, my favorite...

Christmas Cookies Santa Will Love

Christmas Cookies Santa Will Love

Kitchen Crew

The holiday season kicks off when baking Christmas cookies begins... baking lots of cookies. I love Christmas cookies. Festively decorated, they always put me in a good mood. I love...