Friday, March 27, 2009

Lemon Oat Struesel Squares


These little ditties are extremely rich.  There is so much butter in them, that I think even Mom would be satisfied.  I found the recipe in one of the recipe papers from a 9" square baker from pampered chef that I got from a wedding shower thrown by jen in my behalf in Utah.  This is seriously the first time I have made it.  Almost 11 years after receiving this treasure.  I did add a little twist that made ALL the difference in the world, in my opinion.



Filling:
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C. lemon juice
2 tsp. lemon zest

Crust & Streusel
3/4 C. butter, softened
1 1/4 C. packed brown sugar
2 C. flour
1 1/2 C. rolled oats, uncooked
1 C. coconut (the twist!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and zest; mix well.  Set aside.
Mix together butter and sugar until well-blended.  Add combined flour, oats, and coconut; mix until crumbly. Reserve 2 C. streusel for topping; set aside.  Press remaining streusel over bottom of 9" square baking dish.  
Spread filling evenly over crust.
Sprinkle reserved streusel over filling. patting gently.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool completely before cutting.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. ( i didn't)

I am planning to make some for our dessert auction tonight for the YW Camp fund raiser.  Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Mom said...

I'll make these for dessert for Sunday dinner. I've been looking for a lemon recipe because I have a lot of lemmons to use up. Should we add this to our "stolen lemon" recipes cookbook?

Mom said...

(I got carried away on the "m's" in lemon and I don't know how to fix it. :( )

allyn said...

backspace;)

allyn said...

where are the other "stolen lemon recipes"? i love lemon anything: dessert, on fish, chicken, garlic, water. it is always the right touch.

melissa said...

Did you win?

Makenzie said...

Anything w/ sweetened condensed milk is for me. Can't wait to make them!

Hindmarsh Family said...

I saw this and had to make it! I am pregnant with heart problems and not allowed to eat chocolate... No matter the cravings. This was amazing! I think the coconut made all the difference! We love the recipes!
Monica