Lemon Bars
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Frozen Lemon Mousse Bars

A light meringue base topped with creamy lemon pie filling, a super-easy (shortcut ) lemon mousse, and softly whipped cream, served semi-frozen. They're a creamy, cool, lemony dream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Cream Bars
Servings: 16
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup + 6 tbsp granulated sugar divided use
  • 4 cups heavy whipping/35% cream
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups homemade or storebought lemon curd or storebought lemon pie filling

Instructions

To make the meringue base:

  • Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  • In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, beat egg whites on medium-high speed until frothy. While mixer is running, start adding 1 cup of the sugar, about a tablespoon at a time, until glossy, stiff peaks form. Spread this meringue into parchment-lined 9x12" baking pan and bake for 45 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

To make the whipped cream:

  • Meanwhile, clean the mixer bowl and whisk attachment. Add whipping cream to bowl and beat on high until medium peaks form. Add the remaining 6 tbsp of sugar and vanilla extract and beat to combine.

To make the lemon mousse:

  • Place half of the lemon curd in a bowl. Add half of the whipped cream and gently fold together to combine.

To assemble:

  • Once meringue base has cooled, spread remaining 2 cups of lemon curd on top, followed by the lemon mousse, and finally the whipped cream. Smooth each layer gently to the edges of the pan as you go. Transfer Lemon Cream Bars to the freezer for 1 hour for easy slicing.
  • Store leftovers in the freezer, but let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

Store leftovers in the freezer, but let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving.