When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

April 6, 2010

Recipe for Yummy Lemon Squares...

What do you give an injured lemon? Why Lemonaid of course! Da dum dum! (Sorry! Couldn't help myself!)

Had some wonderful lemon juice in need of use and so I scoured my family recipe book and came up with these. They were a favorite of mine as a child and one of those things my mother made that brings back fond memories.

(photo disclaimer: I am not, nor claim to be a food photographer. The azalea is from my back yard.)

Lemon Squares

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
6 Tbs. lemon juice
1 Tbs. lemon rind (omitted here)

Blend first four ingredients as for pie dough. Press into cookie sheet or 9 x 12 pan. Bak at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Combine eggs, sugar, flour and baking powder. Add lemon juice and rnd. To the baked crust with lemon mixture and bake 20-25 minutes until light brown. Cool slightly and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Happy baking!

Linking to Balancing Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday.

8 comments:

  1. I'm all about the lemon... will definitely be trying these!

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  2. I seriously love lemon squares, though they aren't the healthies thing with all the butter and eggs! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  3. Love lemon desserts!! I need to make these soon!!

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  4. LOL I love corny jokes!! And my hubby LOVES lemon squares. I'm glad you posted this...reminds me that I need to make him some. He hasn't had them in quite a while.

    Stopping by on this gorgeous day to show you some comment luv and invite you over to my new Mommies Faves Mom Bloggers Network. Would love to have you join us! :)

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)

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  5. I always crave lemon bars in April - can't wait to try these!

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  6. I'd give my eye teeth for just one!

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  7. oh! I love these, but I never make them because my husband isn't a fan of lemon. I wish he was! (But I may just have to make them one day anyway!)

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