Lemon Crumb Squares

  • Yield 2 dozen

These zesty little treats are delicious and convenient.


1 -- (15-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup oatmeal, cooked


Preheat oven to 350F.  Blend together milk, juice and rind of lemon and set aside.  Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  Cream butter and blend in sugar.  Add oatmeal and flour mixture and mix until crumbly.  Spread half the mixture in an 8×12-inch buttered baking pan and pat down. Spread condensed milk mixture over the top and cover with the remaining crumb mixture.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are browned.  Cool in pan at room temperature for 15 minutes.  Cut into 2-inch squares and chill in pan until firm.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Little Rocks’ Traditions, A Taste of the Good Life (Junior League of Little Rock Publications, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1983).



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