Okay, this was just divine! I love anything sour, including lemons. If someone says "Go suck a lemon," I take them seriously! :-) The crusts were fairly easy to make, even though I've only made a few. I guess that shows I'm getting better. (Pretty soon I'll be a professional! ;-) LOL!) There was no lemon peel in the fridge, so I used lime peel, which gave it a speckled look, but it still tasted fine. I cut it into bars about one inch square, because it was so rich. (Mmmmmmmm!) Thanks, Mirj!
I have a recipe that is almost identical to this, by the name of Lemon Creme Bars! The only difference is that it uses 1/2 cup of lemon juice and no peel for the filling; I usually use 1/2 cup of juice plus 1 ts of lemon peel. It makes the filling a tad more tart, which I think goes wonderfully with the sweet crust. Something to try if you worry this might be too sweet! :-) I prefer to reserve only about 1/2 cup of crust crumbs to sprinkle on top. I also usually take the lazy route and just assemble the whole thing at once and bake for 30 minutes... Delicious stuff!
A rich, sweet dessert with a bit of kick from the lemon flavoring! The filling was almost like cheesecake and oooohhhh sooooo divine! Impressive-do not hesitate to make. note- I put a 4"x4" square in the freezer to experiment with how well these froze. The experiment failed for the tea kettle was on and they never got a chance to unthaw! =)
This sounded great - but turned out to be far too sweet for our tastes.
Very good! Almost reminiscent of cheesecake! I didn't have any lemon zest and I was running out of lemon juice so I used 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/2 tsp lemon extract in the filling. These actually set up way better than I expected they would. Nice light taste! I found the recipe in the Betty Crocker's Best of Baking cookbook. Thanks for posting!
Yummy and easy as anything! I found it just a little crumbly and dry, but no worries, so good will make again. Maybe without the lemon and using vanilla instead.
MMMM! I made these today and they werent too crumbly or dry. I made sure I patted the bottom and top layer down really well. The filling was very sweet and yummmy. I used dried lemon peel from Penzey's in it. Thanks for an easy dessert!:)
Delicious, Meow! Just the right touch of lemon in the middle to make it perfect! Makes a great snack with a glass of milk. Or if you wanted to dress it up a touch for company, you could serve with some sliced strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. Thanks for sharing, Meow!
Excellent! This was a real fun recipe to make with the kids as they were able to help out with a lot of it. My youngest (5 yrs) enjoyed mixing the milk and pressing the bottom layer down. I didn't have the size pan it called for so used the 8" pan instead. I did need to cook it a bit longer due to the substitution. We also found them to be crumbly so ate them over napkins. DS (7 yrs)liked it so much he folded his napkin up and funneled the crumbs into his mouth LOL The cream layer is so good I'm tempted to make another batch of it to try to find other uses for it in addition to this recipe!
I actually made half a batch of these since I was looking for a recipe to use up a part can of condensed milk. I really wish I had made a whole batch! I do a lot of baking and had never seen something like this - it's really unique & tasty! They were a bit crumbly but I didn't find them dry at all.