Sunday, November 02, 2008

Honey Lemon Squares

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.

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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.

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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.

10 comments:

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Mmmmm! I've left a surprise for you at my blog!

Darius T. Williams said...

LOL - with a touch of yolk? I bet!!!

Looks good - and I'm saying, just one invite is all I need to ur place and you probably couldn't get rid of me. You're quite the baker!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I'm a chocolate girl myself (as you might have guessed) but I welcome all citrus. Love them all too and I'm sure I'd love the bars. Aren't you in NY allready?

Lisa said...

These look great especially with all the sweet chocolate I've had in the last few days.

Kevin said...

I like the sound of using honey in lemon bars!

Amanda said...

Oh these look so good Katrina! I love lemon squares and haven't made them in a while. Yum!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Lemon and honey is a very comforting flavor combination to me (something from my childhood). These square sound perfect.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Delicious! Lemon is probably my favorite for a dessert with chocolate a close second :-)

Megan said...

I've never met a lemon bar I didn't like! I like the idea of honey.

Deeba PAB said...

Nom nom nom...citrus is right up my alley! These look sublime!