Recipe by dmac085
I copied this from Calling All Cooks on Food Network. I have added a couple very minor things to make it a bit mine. All my coworkers who care for lemon bars love them. Remember some lemons are juicier than others. The crust is like shortbread with a little more texture from the oats. Hope you like them if you try them.
- 1 cup soft butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup raw oats (quick cook or reg)
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 lemons, zest of
- 1 lime, zest of
- 1 orange, zest of
- 3 lemons, juice of
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 13x9 pan and set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar. Slowly add flour until incorporated. Slowly add oats and blend until crumbly. Press 3/4 of mixture into the bottom of the pan to form bottom crust. Reserve remaining dough.
- The juice of 3 lemons--the recipe I used wasn't more specific on the measurement so
- if your lemons aren't very juicy please squeeze 1 or 2 more. Too little lemon juice just produces very very bland lemon bars.
- Make sure the zest is finely grated or finely chopped. Blend condensed milk, zests and juice until smooth. Pour over crust and spread to the edges of the crust.
- Crumble the reserved dough over the top.
- Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes or until crust crumbles are lightly golden. Cool completely, at least 1 hour before cutting.
- Store in an airtight container.
- I wish I could tell you how long they keep but that has never come up since they disappear so quickly!