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Lemon Streusel Squares

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Last year at this time, I baked up a batch of streusel bars that were positively amazing. Since then I have used that recipe to make a few different variations, including these wonderful lemon streusel bars. The original recipe was for a cherry and berry combination that just melt in your mouth.

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

So don’t be afraid to try different flavors, it’s very adaptable and absolutely satisfying.

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Your food processor makes quick work of this recipe, but I’m sure you could do it by hand as well. Full printable instructions are at the end of this post.

In the food processor, pulse the flour and sugar together then add the vanilla, pulse it a few more times to combine. Add butter all at once and process until coarse crumbs are formed, just as the dough begins to come together. Dump two-thirds of the crumb mixture into prepared pan and press evenly. Set remaining crumb mixture aside for the topping.

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Spread lemon curd over the crumb crust. Sprinkle remaining topping over the curd.

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven to wire rack and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

For the glaze, add lemon extract, melted butter and one tablespoon of the milk to the powdered sugar. Stir to combine and add small amounts of remaining milk, as needed, until you reach a thick drizzling consistency.

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Drizzle over individual squares. Allow glaze to set before serving.

Lemon Streusel Squares @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Lemon Streusel Squares

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Lemon Streusel Squares

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 oz jar lemon curd
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x9 square baking pan.
  2. In bowl of your food processor, pulse to combine flour and sugar. Add vanilla extract and pulse two or three times to combine. Add butter all at once and process until coarse crumbs are formed, just as the dough begins to come together. Dump two-thirds of the crumb mixture into prepared pan and press evenly. Set remaining crumb mixture aside for the topping.
  3. Spread lemon curd over the crumb crust. Sprinkle remaining topping over the curd.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven to wire rack and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  6. For the glaze, add lemon extract, melted butter and one tablespoon of the milk to the powdered sugar. Stir to combine and add small amounts of remaining milk, as needed, until you reach a thick drizzling consistency. Drizzle over individual squares. Allow glaze to set before serving.
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10 Responses to Lemon Streusel Squares

  1. 1
    Lorraine says:

    Lemon is such a wonderful flavor in desserts and your recipe looks delicious!

  2. 2
    sara davis says:

    You have some delicious recipes

  3. 3
    Afner says:

    Wow, these look fantastic! Got to give them a go!

  4. 4
    Ksenij says:

    They look so delicious -I can’t wait to make them!
    Thank you for this recipe.

  5. 5
    Linda W says:

    Anything with lemon is YUMMY!!! Welcome back….missed you and your great recipes :)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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