Monday, October 4, 2010

When life gives me lemon(juice)...I make lemon squares

 So I really love lemon. Lemon anything. It's such a versatile fruit. I have pretty much used it for anything and everything. I mean what's not to love about something you can cook with, bake yummy bake goods, mix up a delish cocktail, even clean your house with! Perfection!

I know it's not lemon baking season anymore but sometimes you need a taste of sunshine!

Check out this great recipe I found on allrecipes.com, its a great site!

Enjoy and Keep On Making Stuff!

Ingredients


20 Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (I used 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs)

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup cold margarine

1 (8 ounce) package of fat free cream cheese

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons grated lemon peel, divided(I omitted this because all I had was lemon juice)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder

2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Directions

1.PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; set aside. Combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and the brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.

2.MEANWHILE, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder; pour over crust.

3.BAKE 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining 2 Tbsp. grated lemon peel just before cutting into squares to serve. Store leftover squares in refrigerator.

i mushed the butter and crumbs with my hand because nothing else was doing the job the way I wanted



when they are cooled a tad you won't be able to resist putting a couple on a plate and enjoying them with an icey glass of milk! YUMM!!!

4 comments:

  1. Lemon gives such a great flavor to sweets. These bars I am sure they taste great!

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  2. This sounds delicious. You're right - lemon is very versatile. I like how you aren't afraid to get your hands dirty. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Lovely blog you have here :) Love reading food blogs. Found out your side through foodbuzz :) will be coming by quite often!!

    have a lovely long weekend!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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