Tuesday, March 17, 2009

There's Nothing Better than a Lemon Bar

I tried a new recipe today. It always brings me joy when a new recipe turns out as yummy as it looks on paper--especially when I'm serving it to company. Such was the case today. My sister brought me a bag of fresh lemons, and so today I decided to make lemon bars. This one is slightly different, yet yummy and easy to prepare.

Lemon Crumb Squares

1- 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C. lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2/3 C. butter
1 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. oatmeal, uncooked
1 1/2 C. flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Blend milk, lemon juice and lemon zest together and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter, blend in sugar. Add oatmeal and flour (sifted together with baking powder and salt) to creamed mixture and blend until crumbly. Add half of mixture to 9 x 12-inch buttered baking dish and pat down with fingers. Spread milk and lemon mixture over the layer of crust and then sprinkle remaining crumbs over the top. Bake in 350 oven for about 25 minutes until lightly browned at edges. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Cut in squares and chill in pan until firm.

Being an Arizona girl, I'm especially fond of citrus. Try this recipe and let me know what you think.


Sarah M Eden said...

Mmmm... I love lemon bars!!

Valerie Ipson said...

I've never made lemon bars, but this sounds delicious. Anything with sweetened condensed milk has got to be amazing. I'll have to try it.

Zany G {Joyce} said...

Wow Tina, this does sound good... I'll have to try it when I get some Lemons. I love lemons by the way... thus bad teeth from eating them like an orange as a kid. Yep, I'm bad too!

Love Ya, Joyce of Tumbleweed Lane

La Mujer Loca said...

Sounds DELISH. Lemon bars are one of my favorites and this recipe is completely different from mine.