Tangy and Sweet Lemon Brûlée Bars: A Dessert Delight!

Hello, dessert enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into the world of citrusy goodness and exploring a tantalizing treat that combines the tanginess of lemons with the rich sweetness of crème brûlée. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with Lemon Brûlée Bars! This delightful dessert is a twist on the classic lemon bars, adding a creamy and caramelized twist that will have you craving more. Let's jump right in and discover the recipe that's taking the dessert world by storm!


For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

For the lemon filling:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For the brûlée topping:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar for the crust. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand.

3. Press the crust mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan, creating a firm and compact layer.

4. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well combined and smooth.

5. Pour the lemon filling over the crust, spreading it evenly to the edges.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until the filling is set and the edges are lightly golden.

7. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Then, refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the bars to firm up.

8. Just before serving, sprinkle the granulated sugar evenly over the chilled bars. Using a kitchen torch, carefully torch the sugar until it caramelizes and forms a golden brown brûlée topping. If you don't have a torch, you can place the bars under a broiler for a few minutes, keeping a close eye on them to prevent burning.

9. Once the sugar is caramelized, cut the bars into squares and serve chilled. Enjoy the harmonious balance of tangy lemon filling, creamy texture, and caramelized crunch!

Lemon Brûlée Bars are the perfect marriage of refreshing citrus flavor and the indulgent creaminess of crème brûlée. The zesty lemon filling provides a burst of tanginess that harmonizes with the smoothness of the sweetened condensed milk. And that brûlée topping? It adds a delightful caramelized crunch that elevates these bars to a whole new level.

Whether you're hosting a gathering, enjoying a cozy night in, or simply craving a sweet treat, these Lemon Brûlée Bars will satisfy your dessert cravings with their perfect balance of flavors and textures.

So, why not give this recipe a try and experience the delightful combination of tangy and sweet? Your taste buds will thank you!

Remember to head over to TikTok user @happytummy_702 for a video demonstration of this recipe. Don't forget to show off your creations and share your love for these bars with your fellow dessert enthusiasts.

Until next time, happy baking and indulging in the world of irresistible desserts!