Sunday, April 20, 2008

Lemon Streusel Bars


Lemon Streusel Bars

Filling
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. lemon juice
Mix together in a 1 qt. bowl

Crust & Streusel
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 c. flour (I use whole wheat, it tastes wonderful in this recipe)
1 1/2 c. dry, uncooked oatmeal

Place butter in 2 qt. bowl, microwave 20 seconds to partially melt it, then stir it so it melts completely. Add the remaining crust ingredients, mix with a pastry blender or two forks, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 2 cups for streusel topping & set aside. Press remaining mixture in the bottom of a 9x9" square baking pan (sprayed lightly with cooking spray). Spread filling over crust, then sprinkle with remaining streusel & pat it gently into the filling. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350°, until light golden brown. Cool completely before cutting, sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

This recipe is from this cookbook, and was baked in this pan (one of my favorite Pampered Chef pieces!) Thanks to Melissa for the pretty plate!

3 comments:

Nic said...

oh WOW. if that tastes even a tenth as good as it looks, my mouth will be in tastebud nirvana. thanks for the recipe!!

PamperingBeki said...

Rebekah, that looks SOOO good! I'm in love with lemon anything. Yum!

Joanne said...

This is a great recipe! Rebekah gave it to me years ago and we love it.