Lemon isn't really my favorite flavor. It's okay, but I'm a chocolate girl through and through. So why did I make a lemon treat today? I guess because we're in chocolate overload here, swimming in Halloween candy and I also had two lemons to use up. I was interested in this recipe from Recipe4Living because it had honey. I actually don't even know if lemon bars usually have honey, or if this is what made this recipe different. But I will say that these are good and taste just like any lemon bar I've had. I was thinking, "cool, honey is a more natural sugar so that would be great if they taste great and these are pretty low fat", but don't be fooled. They really aren't. I made some changes to the recipe you can get here.
Honey Lemon Squares
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup + 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour, divided
3/4 cup honey
juice of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup) (This is what I had.)
1/4 cup lemon juice concentrate
3/4 cup Egg Beaters with touch of yolk
zest of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 pan with tin foil, set aside.
In bowl of mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup of flour and mix until combined. Press the butter evenly into the pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, lemon juice, zest, 1 tablespoon of flour and baking powder. Pour over the baked crust and bake for 15 minutes or until topping is set. Cool in the pan set on a wire rack. Cut into squares.
All candy aside, pucker those lips and make ya some of these!
AND, head back over to Tanya's blog at Sunday Baker and leave her a comment telling her something unexpected that happened this year that you're thankful for and she'll enter you in yet another prize giveaway. Isn't this fun?!! Look at her cute Halloween candy Thanksgiving turkey, too.