Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lemon Pie Filling Squares

Are you ready for another lemon recipe?  This is a homey recipe from my childhood.  It was a favorite dessert that my mom made for us.  Sometimes Mom made these squares with cherry pie filling, but when she made them with lemon pie filling I was in heaven.  Have I told you how much I love lemon?

Lemon Pie Filling Squares

This is a terrific recipe for bake sales, office parties, baby showers, or just because you want something sweet.  The recipe is baked in a 10 x 15-inch pan, so it makes a lot of squares.  You can use prepared pie filling, but this recipe is made with lemon pie filling from scratch.  It is easy enough to do if you have a couple of juicy fresh lemons on hand.

Lemon Pie Filling Squares
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Pie Filling Squares Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • lemon pie filling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream together the butter, and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Add the vanilla.

Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring well to combine.

The Batter Will Be Thick
Spread 3/4 of the batter onto a greased 10 x 15-inch rimmed baking sheet.  Spread the pie filling over the batter.  Spoon the remaining batter over the top of the pie filling.  The batter on the top will be like little islands over the pie filling.

The Pie Filling Squares Ready for the Oven
Bake for 40-45 minutes until the squares are lightly browned.  Cool completely and cut into squares.

The Baked Pie Filling Squares



  1. You are making my mouth water! They look simply delish. Sadly I can bake them for family but I can't eat them anymore! :( But I might sneak a bite!

    1. I know what you mean about not eating them...Just be sure to breathe in deeply as you zest the lemon. The scent of the lemon can be very satisfying.


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