Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Treat...

Strawberry-Lemon Squares
1 C               Butter
½ C.            Powdered Sugar
½ C.            Walnuts or Pecans (finely chopped)
2 ¼ C.         Flour
1/8 tsp        Salt
2 C.             Sugar, granulated
4                  Eggs
7 Tbsp.       Lemon Juice
1 TB            Lemon zest
5                 Medium strawberries
4 drops       Red food coloring

Combine butter, powdered sugar, 2 cups flour, nuts, and salt with pastry blender until crumbly.  Press mixture into 9 X 13 lightly greased pan.  Bake in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes at 350.
Combine remaining flour and 2 cups granulated sugar in a bowl.  In blender: blend strawberries, eggs, lemon juice, zest,  and food coloring on high until smooth.  Add to flour/sugar and mix well.  Pour onto crust.  Bake for 25 minutes at 350 or until set.  Cool.  Refrigerate about an hour.  Sprinkle top with powdered sugar.  Cut into squares.  Enjoy!

Using the same crust or make a graham cracker crust for the following

Lime Cream Bars
1 lg instant Vanilla
1 lg lime J-ello
1 8 oz cool whip
2 cups water
Dissolve the gelatin in 1 C boiling water. 
Add 1 C cold water and let set up for 5 minutes. 
Using an electric mixer, beat dry pudding mix into the J-ello until well
blended. Refrigerate until set.  
Fold cool whip. Pour into crust in a 9x13 pan.
Chill for at least 2 hours.
Top with additional cool whip when serving.

1 comment:

  1. These are delicious! I liked the almonds much better than the walnuts though.


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