You can’t get much easier than this – and yet they turn out to be a fancy and delicious little square – no one would ever guess! The graham wafers soften and get cakey during the chilling time.

Lemon Squares

Joan Donogh
Graham wafers, sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice are all it takes to make these tasty squares.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk Eagle Brand, 300ml
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Whole graham wafers
  • Butter icing


  • Add lemon juice to sweetened condensed milk. Stir until it thickens.
  • Line the bottom of an 8 inch square cake pan with a single layer of graham wafers.
  • Carefully pour the lemon mixture over wafer layer and spread evenly.
  • Top with another layer of graham wafers. Refrigerate 12 hours or overnight. Ice with butter icing. Cut into squares.



  1. Carla

    5 stars
    Easy quick recipe! Great for lemon lovers and memories from my childhood. Thanks for posting it

  2. Norma Boynton

    5 stars
    My grandmother taught me to make these back in 1963. Simple and delicious and fond memories.

  3. Cathy

    3 stars
    Would have been nice if the icing was included in the recipe

  4. Barbara McConachie

    My mom use to make these. I will give it a go but as usual probably won’t taste like mom’s. 😅


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