Can You Freeze Lemon Bars?
Did you make a great batch of lemon bars that were simply amazing? Do you plan to use some right now, but would love to store some for a later date? I know you want to store them, but is it possible to freeze lemon bars? Well, the answer is yes and below I am going to show you how to go about doing this.
In my little guide you will get the right way to store these sweet treats, as well as providing other information that could be useful to you.
The Freezing Process
Freezing lemon bars is very easy and it does not take a whole production to do. The great thing about freezing these super delicious deserts is that you are able to enjoy them when you want. You can make one big batch and able to warm them up with no problem. The great thing is that lemon bars, when packaged properly can be stored in the freezer for 2-3 months. This means you could be eating good for a very long time.
Also you do not have to worry about the taste being off. Frozen lemon bars, when defrosted and reheated, taste the same as when they were first made!
How to Freeze Lemon Bars?
When it comes to freezing lemon bars, the process is pretty simple and it won’t take a long time to get everything prepped and ready.
Well the first obvious thing is that you are going to need some lemon bars! Create some from scratch, but remember that before you freeze them, you are going to need to let them sit and cool fully.
Once your lemon bars are cooled, the next step is to cut them up. You can either do individual or group servings. Whichever way you do it, remember it needs to go inside the freezer, so you do not want something that is too big.
Once you have determined your servings, the next step is to place them on a cookie sheet and put it inside the freezer. You want to make sure they are firm before you put them up for long term storage.
Once the bars have solidified, you can now wrap them with plastic wrap. It is a good idea to give them multiple wrappings, just so that they are protected from the cold.
As an extra step, you could also give it a second layer of wrapping with some aluminum foil. This is not absolutely necessary, but some people like to ensure that nothing gets in when freezing.
After wrapping you can either place the lemon bars in an air tight freezer container, or freezer bags. Whatever option you choose, you should write the date on it, just so you have an idea of when they went inside the freezer.
How Do You Thaw and Reheat?
As crazy as it sounds, there are some people who love eating them right out of the freezer. Frozen lemon bars really makes for a nice cold treat and you should give it some consideration before you defrost.
When it comes to thawing out your frozen lemon bars, you can either let them sit overnight in the refrigerator or let them defrost at room temperature. Whichever option you choose, it is a good idea to keep the plastic wrap on as these sweet treats defrost.
Some people don’t mind eating lemon bars at room temperature, while others have to them piping hot. If you love them warmed up, after defrosting you can throw them in the oven. You can set the oven to 350 F and let the bars sit in there for 10-15 minutes. You just want to keep them in there long enough so that they are warmed up. You could also reheat directly from the freezer, but this is going to take a longer time, possibly up to 45 minutes, depending on the type of oven and size of lemon bar servings.