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5 from 1 vote

Brown Butter Lucuma Bars

Brown butter lucuma bars taste exotic yet familiar at the same time. Bake the lucuma bars when you want to impress your foodie friends while still satisfying those with less adventurous palates.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter bars, brown butter lucuma bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 258kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 16 ounces lucuma pulp or mashed sweet potato, pumpkin, or persimmon pulp
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large eggs beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Melt butter in a small cast iron skillet or heavy bottom pot on medium-heat.
  • Continue cooking butter, stirring periodically, until it browns - about ten minutes.
  • Remove browned butter from heat.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix sugar, flour, oats, and baking powder.
  • Mix in the browned butter. It's OK if the butter is still hot (just make sure that your bowl can take the heat).
  • Press a little more than half of the flour mixture into the bottom of a baking pan.
  • Bake for twenty minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, combine lucuma, sweetened condensed milk, and eggs in a medium-sized bowl.
  • When the crust is done, spread the lucuma mixture over the crust.
  • Top with the remainder of the flour mixture.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until set.
  • Cool and cut into bars.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 4685IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1.3mg