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5-Ingredient Lemon Crumble Bars

5-Ingredient Lemon Crumble Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12
These 5-Ingredient Lemon Crumble Bars are a simple and sweet treat that brings all the smiles. A Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough base is topped with a tangy lemon filling and a cookie-oat mixture that takes these bars to the next level.
By Roxana Yawgel
Updated April 28, 2021


  • 1 package (16 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Sugar Cookie Dough (24 Count)
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Reserve 8 cookies. With fingers, press remaining 16 cookies in bottom of pan.
  • 3
    To make filling, wash lemons; pat dry. Finely grate peel from 2 of the lemons; squeeze 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice. Place peel and juice in medium bowl. Add egg yolks and condensed milk; stir to combine with fork or whisk. Pour over cookie dough crust.
  • 4
    To make topping, in another medium bowl, crumble reserved cookies. Add oats and grated peel from remaining lemon; knead mixture with fingers for a few minutes until well combined. Crumble evenly over lemon filling.
  • 5
    Bake 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown and filling is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 6
    Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows to make 12 bars, or 4 rows by 4 rows to make 16 bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • Orange or lime juice can be used instead of lemon juice, just make sure it's freshly squeezed for the best results.
  • When grating the lemon peel, make sure you only use the thin yellow part as the white part is quite bitter.

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