Lemon Curd Squares

Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail….

This song takes me back to springtime in the South, the smell of fresh green grass, blooming azaleas and Easter Egg Hunts. Remember dying eggs with food coloring, I think more was on us than the eggs!

These days we can enjoy plastic filled eggs and a few decorated eggs, food coloring still works, but the joys of “The Hunt” haven’t changed. Looking under bushes, in flower beds, behind trees the elusive prizes in the “special “ eggs, especially the Golden Egg.

So when you are enjoying the outdoors during your egg hunt, don’t forget the Sting-Kill, the bees, wasps and mosquitoes are on their hunt too and you are the prize !

A welcome treat in the Spring or anytime are Lemon Curd Squares. Lemon Squares are a Southern staple and these are the easiest ones I have found. The tartness of the lemons offset by the sweetness of the crust and confectioners’ sugar will put a smile on kids of all ages. A few lemon squares, iced tea and an egg hunt are the perfect combination.

Where is that Golden Egg ?

Lemon Curd Squares

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

Crust:

Sift together:

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • Then Add, ½ cup melted butter

Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 greased baking pan and bake

20 minutes.  While this is baking make the filling.

Filling:

  • Combine, mixing well:
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbls. Fresh squeezed lemon juice ( about one lemon)
  • 2 tsp grated lemon peel ( optional but I love it)

Pour filling over baked warm crust and bake 25 minutes.

Chill before serving, cut into squares and dust with confectioners sugar.

About Michele (the Author)

Growing up in Vicksburg, MS, Michele experienced a wonderful culinary experience, from seafood to ethnic foods, Lebanese and Greek! Married to John, we have two sons who have kept me busy in the kitchen. Hence, my need for good, quick food. After taking a few cooking courses, I love the learning process with tips and recipes from friends and family members. I have contributed and help produce several cookbooks for volunteer organizations. My second love is gardening which plays into my love of cooking. Nothing is better than fresh herbs used in recipes. My favorite hobby is baking, and sampling the yummy treats, they go hand in hand. Which contributes to me still being an avid fast walker, love of the outdoors and gardening, and I still carry Sting-Kill with me everywhere!