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Easy Lemon Slice Recipe

Easy Lemon Slice Recipe


I’m a sucker for any baking recipe that calls for lemon. There’s something about the citrus and sweet taste that always lures me in.  I came across this lemon slice recipe when I first moved to Melbourne early in 2011 and was surprised how easy it was to put together with no baking required. Since then it has become a favourite of mine when I’m feeling lazy but crave something sweet.

This Saturday I was in one of those lazy moods and felt like something to enjoy while I was reading my new book, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, a fascinating book and a must for any runner. But the joy of this easy lemon slice recipe is that it doesn’t take much effort to put together so I made some early and spent the late morning enjoying some slice with my book and fresh espresso. A perfect way to spend a warm Saturday morning in Melbourne.

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We hope you enjoy this easy lemon slice recipe.

– Alex and Rani.

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Easy Lemon Slice Recipe
Recipe type: Slice
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Serves: 12
An easy lemon slice recipe that doesn't require any baking and is perfect for the kids.
For base
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 100g butter
  • 200g Granita biscuits
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated
Lemon icing
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 40g butter, softened
  • 1 lemon, juiced
Making the base:
  1. Grease and line a 3cm-deep, 15.5cm x 25cm (base) slab pan (see note).
  2. Place butter and condensed milk over medium heat. Cook with occasional stirring for around 4 to 5 minutes or until butter melts.
  3. Place biscuits in a food processor and process to fine crumbs.
  4. Combine the granita biscuit crumbs, coconut and 2 teaspoons lemon rind in a bowl. Add hot butter mixture. Give a good stir until combined.
  5. Press biscuit mixture into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Making the lemon icing:
  1. Place icing sugar, butter and 2½ tablespoons lemon juice in a bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spread icing over slice.
  2. Refrigerate for a further 45 minutes or until icing has set.
  3. Cut into piece
  4. Finely grate lemon slice to sprinkle over the top and serve.
We found leaving an overhang on the sides (2cm or so) will allow you to easily pull the lemon slice from the tray when it's ready. Placing the graniate biscuits into a bag and rolling a tumbler glass over them also works wonders if you don't have a food processor.


{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Carolyn February 19, 2012, 2:23 am

    Mmmm, those look delicious! Truly delicious.

    • Alex February 21, 2012, 8:12 am

      They were amazing and oh so easy! 🙂

      – Alex

  • CulinarilyCourtney March 19, 2012, 8:21 am

    I too am a lover of anything lemon–well, really any citrus actually! These bars look really refreshing and tasty, and I love how easy they are!

    • Alex March 26, 2012, 3:16 pm

      Hi Courtney,
      They were delicious! We’ll hopefully have another lemon based recipe up soon as we too are suckers for anything with a hint of citrus.

  • Mahnia September 5, 2012, 4:44 pm

    Hi there I was just about to make this . But I didn’t have any condensed milk and I was wondering what could I use notepad cause it’s kind of urgent I have to have it done 1 hour help what do I do ???????????

    • Alex September 19, 2012, 9:42 pm

      Hi Mahnia,

      I hope this turned out okay for you 🙂

      – Alex

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