Scarlet's Lemon Crumb Muffins

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

So much work but oh so good. Just the right amount of lemon flavor and with the topping ... fantastic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make muffins: Sift flour, baking soda and salt together.
  2. Grate the rind of 5 lemons; set the juice aside.
  3. Whisk eggs; add sour cream, melted butter, and lemon juice; whisk until smooth.
  4. Fold in the lemon rind.
  5. Fold flour mixture and sugar into the egg mixture.
  6. Blend well.
  7. To make streusel:.
  8. Sift sugar and flour together.
  9. Add softened butter, work into dry ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  10. To make glaze: Stir sugar and lemon juice together until all the sugar is dissolved.
  11. Spray muffin tins.
  12. Fill with lemon muffin batter.
  13. Top each muffin with streusel.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes.
  15. Poke muffins with a toothpick to make sure they are done.
  16. Drizzle top with lemon glaze.
  17. Remove from muffin tin and store in airtight container.
  18. Note: Batter can be kept in fridge for up to 1 week.


Most Helpful

Oh My Goodness!!!! These are absolutely wonderful. I can't believe they don't have more reviews. I cut the recipe down to 6 muffins. They were light and tart. But.......even better, if that's possible, the next morning. Thanks so much for sharing. UPDATE Aug 18/08: Added lemon zest to the pretty. I'm very pleased to say that I won Second Place in the 'Robin Hood' category. These muffins truly are amazing. Thanks again Hill Family!

Diana #2 August 18, 2008

Wow this makes a ton of muffins, I incresed the baking powder to 1-1/2 teaspoons and also incresed the lemon juice by 1 tablespoon, I am going to give half of the muffins to my DS, these were wonderful thanks for sharing!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz March 28, 2007

This was SOOOO good! I halved the recipe and still got 22 muffins. The crumb topping is great. This will be on my to-do list ant time I have lemons to use up. Thanks!

Kzim4 February 19, 2007

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