Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares

Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares

A brown sugar and butter crust, with the crunch of oats - Combine this with a creamy lemon filling, and this makes an irresistible treat. I could have eaten the whole pan myself.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Bake: 30 minutes for a 9 x 9 pan (no need to grease it)

Crust and Topping

1-1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick of butter, slightly softened
1 cup of brown sugar (lightly packed)
1 cup of oats


1 can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
zest of one lemon


Mix the butter and brown sugar until well combined
Stir together oats, flour, salt and baking powder
Add the oats and flour mixture to the butter & sugar mixture. Combine well.
Press half the crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan

Mix together the condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat until it's creamy. Pour over the bottom layer of crumb mixture. Top with the other half of the crumb mixture, but don't press down.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Allow the pan to sit on the counter for 30 minutes after baking. Cut into squares, but don't remove from the pan until it's been refrigerated for at least 2 hours.
Serve cool.

This recipe was adapted from the recipe on The Pioneer Woman Cooks website. For step by step instructions, please go to her site at:


  1. Love the crust. And anything with "creamy" and "lemon" will interest me

  2. I love all things lemon- these sound scrumptious!

  3. Yummmy yumm. Pic is so tempting and inviting.