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.

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!


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...


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!