Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day and Lemon Squares

 

Happy 4th of July!  Hope everyone is really thinking about the true meaning of this holiday besides cook outs and fireworks! We need to thank all of our soldiers and there families for the job that they do!

Oh How I just found out I love lemon squares! I made a batch yesterday for today and honestly I could just eat them for the crust alone!

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Here is the Recipe I used!

Lemon Squares

Crust

2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsifted icing sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, icing sugar and salt. Cream in the margarine until the mixture turns into a pliable dough.  Pat the dough evenly by hand into the bottom of a buttered 9"x13" pan.

Bake for 11 minutes. Let cool slightly before adding filling.

Filling:
4 large eggs
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup all purpose flour

While the base crust is baking, beat together all ingredients until smooth.

Pour over the hot baked base. Return the squares to the oven immediately. Bake at 350°F about 25 minutes until pale gold in color. During last 5 minutes, put a cookie sheet below the baking pan to be sure the bottom does not burn.

Remove from the oven. Let cool completely in the pan on a cake rack.

Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container.

 

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2 comments:

  1. WOW! Looks like a fab recipe - I'll have to make!! Awesome freebies, too!!

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  2. yum to lemon squares!! don't get a sick belly eating them all up! (i've had 1 too many sugar cookies already today, bleck!) ox

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