Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lemon Squares

This recipe comes from a lovely cookbook that was self-published by a Canadian 
teen-ager. It's called "Recipes of Friendship Cookbook". I've enjoyed trying
many of it's recipes, and have been amazed at the expertise expressed by an author so
young. This one for Lemon Squares is really delish!

Granola Crust

2 to 2 1/2 cups granola that does not contain fruit pieces*
1/3 cup fruit juice

1. Grind granola coarsely in a dry blender.

2. Mix fruit juice into ground granola.

3. Press into the bottom of a prepared 8 x 8" pan.

4. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

NOTE: This crust can also be pressed into a pie plate and used as a prebaked
pie crust.


4 cups pineapple juice
1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is excellent)
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup or Fruit Source)
3/4 tsp lemon extract
1/8 tsp salt, optional

1. Bring 3 cups pineapple juice to a boil.

2. Meanwhile, mix remaining juice and cornstarch together.

3. When juice comes to a boil, add a little to cornstarch mixture. Mix and pour
into boiling juice. Stir constantly with a spoon until it becomes thick and

4. Remove from heat and add all remaining ingredients. Stir well.

5. Pour into cooled crust and garnish with granola if desired. Chill thoroughly.
Cut in squares and serve.


1. Pour into a prebaked pie shell and chill.

2. Add an additional 2 Tbsp cornstarch and pour into a gelatin mold.
Chill overnight. Unmold onto a serving plate. Garnish with fresh flowers.

*Use gluten-free if necessary.

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