Lemon Cream Pie Bars

These lemon cream pie bars are smooth and creamy with a bright sunshine-y lemon flavor. With a graham cracker crust - they're way easier than making lemon pie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 294 kcal
Author Fiona


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Lemon Cream Pie Layer

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (30-35% fat)
  • whipping cream for serving optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F degrees.

  2. Line an 8x8 inch square pan with aluminium foil and grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. To make the crust, in a medium bowl stir together the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar and melted butter.
  4. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan, and place in the freezer while you make the lemon filling.
  5. To make the lemon layer, in a medium bowl whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and cornstarch. Once evenly combined, whisk in the heavy cream.
  6. Pour the mixture overtop of the crust.
  7. Then bake in your preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. The top should look just set and there can be a little wobble in the middle, but not too much.
  8. Turn off the oven and open the oven door. Then let the cake cool in the oven for about 10 minutes, before removing from the oven and allowing to cool at room temperature.
  9. Once completely cooled, cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  10. To serve, cut into bars and top with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cream Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.