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Friday, August 10, 2007

Staying cool?


Just looking at this picture of lemons cools me down 10 degrees.
Which makes it only 98° in the shade here in Alabama.
How 'bout a quick and easy dessert for the hottest day of the year? These Lemon Squares will hit the spot.



Lemon Squares
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 8oz pkgs cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Combine flour and confectioners sugar. Cut in cold butter until well blended. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes until firm, but not quite brown. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese with sugar, add eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix on low until well blended. Pour over warm crust. Bake 35-40 minutes until set in the center. Sprinkle confectioners sugar over the top. Cook in the fridge. Slice into squares to serve.
Y'all stay cool!
Sandi

21 comments:

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I love lemon squares & could eat a milion of them. No kidding! Someone made a batch & brought them to work...you know I had one! I wanted more...........

tut-tut said...

Lemon squares rule!

Sandy McTier said...

I love lemon squares and will have to go and get some stuff tomorrow to make them ~ you know...just so I can cool down about 10 degrees!hehehe. That will be my excuse anyway! I sure is hot here in middle GA - 106 with heat index of 115 right now at 8p.m. CRAZY weather.

Have a great weekend & thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

Splaneyo said...

I love lemon squares. Most of our family still lives in California (we live in MI), so we have a source for Meyer lemons and they make the most delicious lemon squares. I freeze the juice, so I always have some on hand. This is the first year I have tried to grow my own lemons and I actually have a few lemons – it isn’t easy here in MI. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Anyway, I have some "special" juice, so I might give your delicious lemon squares a try. Thanks for the recipe.
Heather

Kari said...

I told Jayne at Country Cottage Chic that you guys were going to talk me right on into getting back into the kitchen. That is so dangerous. Really, it is. I haven't had an oven fire in months...and that's probably been because I haven't used it in that long. lol But....my mother-in-law is coming to visit next week...wonder if I can "Tom Sawyer" her into cooking these for us? Just kidding!! I wouldn't do that to her - she's way too nice. But I COULD put one of the kids up to doing it....

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I think Dallas is finally down to real summer now. It had been cooler until August came.
The lemons do indeed make me think/feel cooler.

Palma said...

Those look so yummy and refreshing. I baked all afternoon, after an hour on my raft. Check to see what I made! There should be a photo by Saturday!
You might just like this one!

Kristen said...

Those would be perfect. The look delicious, Sandi!

Sue said...

Yum, I love lemon squares too. Yours look delicious.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Yum yum! Haven't had these in awhile. But it won't be much longer I tell ya!

TaunaLen said...

Oh Yum! My husband loves lemon. Thanks for a great recipe!

~TaunaLen

T*mmy said...

Now my mouth is watering!! I'm the onliest one in my family that likes lemon anything!!
:)

GardenGoose said...

oooh..those look so yummy! and those lemons..oooh my. looks like lemonade time!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

It's easy to see y'all like lemon squares as much as we do! Palma I checked out your mojito cupcakes... Yummy!

Jerry said...

These look great Sandi. I will have to try them in the future because I don't think I can turn the oven on to bake until it cools down a bit - I learned my lesson last week! LOL

Janet said...

This recipe looks like what we call Yummies, and they are yummy, especially on 104-degree days when we fight to keep the air inside below 80!
You have really great recipes here.

dot said...

I made some and took to church last year. Someone else took some also and their's disappeared while only a few of mine were taken. Later I asked for the recipe and she said she had used a mix. Oh my did that hurt! lol. So guess whose recipe I will be using next time I make lemon squares? SANDI'S!
I think I used bottled juice. From now on it will be fresh squeezed.

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

jerry~ Save this for winter then... say next month?
janet~ they are yummy!
Dot~ the boxed ones are good... I've been known to use them too.

JeniBeans said...

Hey there. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment!

It's supposed to be 104 degrees here on Wednesday. I moved from Florida to THIS?

Those lemon bars look OH SO YUMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Come back soon! =)

Blue Zebra said...

Good Gawd! I'm gonna have to make these today! Thanks for your wonderful blog and recipes!

BZ

Doodles said...

If it was only cooler to make those luscious lemon squares. Oh my I do believe they are my favorite. Ever make them with meyer (sp) lemons?

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