Lemonade Squares

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Ever wondered if there is something out there that is better than just a glass of lemonade? The answer to this question is the bright-sunshine-like and easy-to-make lemonade squares recipe. These squares are the road to lemony bliss just like a bakery-style dessert. It also happens to be one of the humble recipes among lemon treats since this recipe uses simple ingredients from your kitchen pantry. The recipe starts off with a graham cracker crust that is buttery and light with a creamy lemonade filling that’s dense yet velvety. Always make sure to mix the sugar into the lemon filling until it is well incorporated just to avoid the grainy texture in the filling. This lemon dessert recipe is also deliciously tangy with just the right amount of tartness. What makes the tartness a bit more intense but not overdone is the lemon rind. Although this recipe is a no bake, you will still need to bake the crust for just a few minutes to be able to enjoy a lightly toasted crusty base. You will need to let the bars set completely in the fridge for about 4 hours or preferably overnight just so that you can cut them into perfect little squares to serve them.

Lemon is a versatile fruit for making all kinds of recipes be it desserts or savory ones. What better way other than making lemon desserts recipes to brighten up family meals? Squares and bars recipes like this one are not only fun but also a creative way to serve dessert to your guests. For this recipe, you can achieve finely textured lemon zest by using a zester or the small side of a grater and then chop it up, so you have small pieces of zest. It’s always best to add the real lemon juice instead of the bottled juice when making lemon treats. No amount of artificial lemon extract or lemon “flavors” will build a lemon dessert as much as the real thing. Although this recipe does have the instant lemon pudding mix in it, it does not impart the artificial flavor in any way because of other real ingredients. If you prefer, you could however, replace the instant lemon pudding with homemade lemon curd as well. There are many nourishing lemon health benefits such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C and fibre. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach aids the digestive system and flushes out the toxins from the body.

You can add many other types of crusts in place of Graham crackers to make this recipe interesting. Try using ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits’, lady fingers, shortbread, or any vanilla flavored cookie. Even lemon or vanilla flavoured wafers are an excellent option. Adding a layer of cream cheese and white chocolate whipped together will give this recipe a chocolaty cheesecake type of a twist.

This lemon dessert recipe is one of the most easy lemon desserts recipes ever and looks gorgeous and vibrant. They bring in so much flavour to the table during mealtime. In fact, this easy lemon recipe is so good that you’ll want to miss your dinner just to dig into this yummy treat. Thank you to Judith Hanneman at the Bake At Midnight food blog for sharing this heavenly homemade lemonade squares recipe with us. Do check out Judith's blog for more lemon desserts recipes. Make this perfect lemon dessert recipe today. We guarantee you'll relish every mouthful bite of these tangy treats.

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