for the crust
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pan
1-1/2 cup (about 24 squares) graham-cracker crumbs
    1/4 cup sugar
for the filling
    2 large egg yolks
    1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
    1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (i used 3 lemons)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush an 8-inch square baking dish with melted butter. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
    In a food processor, finely grind the graham-cracker squares. Then add in sugar and butter and blend to mix. Press mixture into bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes. Cool crust, 30 minutes.
    To make the filling: In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk. Add lemon juice; whisk until smooth. Pour filling into cooled crust; carefully spread to edges.
    Bake until set, about 15 minutes. Cool in pan on rack; then chill at least 1 hour before serving. Using parchment paper overhang, lift out of pan, and transfer to a cutting board. With a serrated knife, cut into 16 squares, wiping knife with a damp kitchen towel between each cut.


  1. Looks easy. Who doesn't like Cheesecake or lemony recipes?

  2. Looks easy and yummy. Gotta try6it6

  3. Oh my gosh having been looking for this recipe!!!! My grandma used to make these and my mom has been wanting some!!!

  4. I am going to try this looks easy!

  5. I did try it but did not come out good at all I followed directions but I did not put parchment paper and then it was not firm jello like, I don't know what I did wrong?

  6. What is an alternative to graham cracker biscuits for crust.Dont know these biscuits.Is there an Aussie biscuitvalternative ?

  7. Looks so tummy, I will definetly try this one

  8. We made this in a pie for 30 plus years growing up. We would beg our Mom to make it. It is soooo incredibly good.We never baked it though.I worried about that as I learned about eggs and it not being cooked. Maybe we were supposed to??? Oh well, never killed us

  9. Made this recipe yesterday. Very disappointed!! Only needed 2 lemons to make 1/2 cup and it was way too sour!


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