Lemon Crumb Squares - Carolina Country

Lemon Crumb Squares

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Lemon Crumb Squares


  • 1⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix butter and brown sugar until combined. Sift salt, baking soda and flour together. Add flour mixture and oats to the sugar/butter mixture. Press half of the oat mixture into the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch pan.

  3. Mix condensed milk, lemon zest and lemon juice together, then pour onto the bottom layer of the crumb mixture. Crumble the rest of the crumb mixture on top, but do not press.

  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let pan rest on the counter for 30 minutes, then cut into squares and refrigerate for a few hours or until cool. Serve cool.

Recipe courtesy of

Becky Wiggins of Louisburg

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Comments (3)

  • Does this recipe use baking soda or baking powder? The ingredient list says baking powder, but the directions say baking soda.

    Jane Richardson |
    July 31, 2016 |

  • So sorry about that. It should be baking powder.

    Jenny Lloyd |
    August 01, 2016 |

  • Thank you. I was wondering the same thing. :)

    Carrie Hardee Hobbs |
    August 09, 2016 |

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