Sunday, August 30, 2015
A sweeter take on the traditional lemon bars! We used fresh pineapple pureed for this recipe but a can of crushed pineapple would work just as well. Sweet, fruity, yummy dessert that would be great for a Brunch or a BBQ and every occasion in-between.
1 1/2 cups crush pineapple
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional)
1/2 cup of diced pineapple (optional)
1/4 baking soda
1 package of graham crackers, crushed into fine crumbs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large ziplock back, crush graham crackers into fine crumbs and empty into a small bowl. Melt butter in a separate bowl and pour into graham cracker crumbs. Stir to combine. Press graham cracker crumb mixture into the bottom of a 8x11 casserole dish. Bake graham crust for 10 minutes in preheated oven. Remove and set aside.
In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and lemon juice and mix until combined well. Next, add in flour, baking side and salt. Beat until smooth. Now you can fold in the additional died pineapple if you want to add some more texture to your bars. Once batter is combined well pour mixture onto of prepared graham cracker crust. Return pan to the oven and bake for 30 minutes until the tops lightly browned and the bars are set. Cool completely and top with a dusting of powdered sugar. Slice into squares and enjoy!