Saturday, August 16, 2014

Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares

  • 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar (lightly Packed)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • zest of 1 Lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Mix butter and brown sugar until well combined.  Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.  Add oats and flour to butter/sugar mixture and mix to combine.

Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of an 8 x 11 inch pan.

Mix together condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread onto the bottom layer of the crumb mixture. Top with the other half of the crumb mixture, but don't press.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Allow pan to sit on counter for 30 minutes after baking. Cut into squares and refrigerate for a couple of hours or until cool.  Serve cool.

Myrtle's Note:  The perfect lemon square, in my opinion.  PERFECT!  I just love, love, love the idea of a lemon square with an oatmeal crisp instead of that shortbread type crust.  Having the crisp on top or bottom works just as well.