Lemon Crumb Muffins


lemon Crumb muffins

In Wooster, Ohio, there is a shop called Pine Tree Barn.  Gorgeous furniture store and restaurant.  They graciously share the recipe for their legendary Lemon Crumb Muffins and they are so delicious.  Buttery, sweet and makes a batch of 24. I like to individually wrap and freeze them for desserts or a quick sweet breakfast.

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2 cups butter, melted

2 cups sour cream

8 eggs

2 T lemon juice

5 fresh lemons, grated

4 cups sugar

6 cups pastry flour

3/4 t. baking soda

3/4 t. salt


1 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/4 cup flour

1/3 cup softened butter


Lemon Glaze

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup lemon juice


To make the muffins, sift all dry ingredients together.

 Whisk eggs and add sour cream, butter, lemon juice and whisk until smooth.  Fold in lemon rind.
 Fold all dry ingredients into the egg mixture and blend well.

To make the Struesel – Sift sugar and flour together. Add softened butter and work into dry ingredients until smooth.

Lemon Glaze – Mix together until all of the sugar is dissolved.

Preheat oven to 350. Spray muffin tins or use cupcake liners and fill with lemon muffin batter. Top with 1 T struesel. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Poke muffins several times with a toothpick, drizzle top with 1/2 tsp. lemon glaze. Remove from muffin tin, and store in airtight container. Yield: 24-30 muffins.


  1. Yum! I am printing this out now! I love the Pine Tree Barn too. 🙂

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