Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hurry up Spring...my mouth is watering!

I have to admit when I was a kid I hated lemon squares. I never understood the appeal. But my adult taste buds have changed their mind. They are so refreshing and yummy.

So when I came across this recipe for lemon squares in my Sunset Cookbook, I was intrigued by the berry twist. The original recipe calls for blueberries, so that's what I used and they are delicious. But I was thinking...wouldn't fresh raspberries be even more divine?? I can't wait to try them with raspberries as soon as my parents raspberry bushes are ready to harvest. Hurry up Spring...my mouth is watering!


BERRY LEMON SQUARES
(Recipe adapted from Sunset Cookbook)

2 ¼ C. flour
½ C. powdered sugar
1 C. butter (slightly softened)
4 large eggs
1 C. sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1/3 C. lemon juice
½ t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
1 ½ C. blueberries, fresh or frozen (or raspberries)

1. In a food processor or a bowl, whirl or stir the flour and powdered sugar until blended. Add the butter and whirl or rub in with your fingers until the dough holds together when squeezed. Press evenly over the bottom of a 9x14 pan.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, with a mixer on medium speed or a whisk, beat eggs to blend with sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice, baking powder, and salt. Gently stir in blueberries or raspberries.
4. Pour the egg mixture into the pan over warm crust. Return to the oven and bake until filling no longer jiggles when the pan is gently shaken, about 25-35 minutes.
5. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
6. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes for eating. You can eat them warm or cooled.
7. Store in the refrigerator.

5 comments:

Iliana said...

dave doesn't get the appeal either but I think they're one of my faves.

Kelly Nordfelt said...

Just quit it! I can't handle the temptation anymore!! (I am so excited to make this :)

Jennie said...

You know, I was kinda enjoying the snow . . . until I read your post! I'm fairly certain that there are raspberry bushes here at our new house. AAACCKKKK, now I can't wait for Spring!!! Must make these bars! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

HoneyB said...

I love lemon bars so much! I really love the blueberries added!

Anne said...

Wow I really love lemon bars but putting in berries sounds even better- yum!

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