Springtime Lemon Recipes

Lemon recipes are fun, refreshing, and perfect for the springtime. If you’re a lover of lemons, you know that lemon desserts are simply irresistible. If the zingy flavor doesn’t pull you in, then the bright, beautiful color always does the trick. Give these lemon desserts a try after dinner this week.

Lemon Bars

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

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Filling

2 large eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Additional confectioners’ sugar

Lemon bars are always a delightful crowd favorite. Like most lemon recipes they are tangy and delicious with a chewy brownie-like consistency. Begin by combining ingredients to make the crust in a 8-inch baking pan. Then prepare the filling, and pour over the crust, baking for at least 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack, dust with confectioners’ sugar, cut into bars, and enjoy!

Lemon Drop Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon half-and-half cream

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup finely crushed lemon drops

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

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Take a light fluffy cookie, add a little bit of lemon, and you’ve got a refreshing, sugary treat. After combining all of the ingredients, and creaming them together, create balls with the dough. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned and cool on a wire racks.

Lemonade Icebox Pie Recipe

Ingredients

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate

1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Yellow food coloring, optional

1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)

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Enjoy a piece of creamy and smooth lemon pie. This pie’s lemon flavor is bold, and sure to become a new springtime favorite dessert. In a large bowl combine all ingredients until smooth, folding in the whipped topping if you desire. Pour over crust, cover, and refrigerate until set.

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