I was watching one of those Food Network competition shows a while ago and one of the baker’s said she gets excited for winter because it’s lemon season. It occurred to me that I have no idea when lemon season is. (Please insert laugh if this is total common knowledge and I’m late to the game) Lemons to me seem like a warm weather, iced tea, fruit desserts kinda thing. But, apparently I am all kinds of wrong. Lemon season is in the winter and of course after thinking about all these lemons…I wanted some lemon bars in my belly.
It’s been months of chocolate, sugar cookies, toffee, frosting and fudge and it feels like a little palate cleanser to have something lemon-y. So off I went and made some lemon crumble bars.
These are great because the lemon flavor is not overwhelming, they are a little crumbly and a little creamy. It’s a nice little combo of great things. They can be slightly messy (hence the crumble part) so a plate and fork (or freezing) work wonders for this little lemon guy.
Give these a try and let me know what you think! Also, leave me a comment and let me know if I am the only one who just learned winter is lemon season? Good ol’ food network for my education needs.
Layers of buttery crust, creamy lemon and topped with a sweet crumble. Perfect for a light and sweet treat.