Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lemon & Cherry Squares


I feel like I am constantly playing the seven degrees of Kevin Bacon, only a kitchen version though, with flavors or ingredients, no Kevin Bacon involved, maybe bacon though sometimes!

Also, while I am on this seven degrees, connections thing I want to thank the following for featuring my St. Patty's S'mores :

Tidy Mom
I heart Naptime

Thank you!


If you read my blog regularly then you *sigh* probably have a little insight in to how my *kitchen brain* works

(I am sorry! I will just apologize now)

But I am thankful that you read, follow, put up with my weird sense of humor and less then perfect pics and hopefully fix some of these great recipes!

So, this recipe came about from my Sweet Tart Muffins, a presidents' day inspired Cherry Muffin!

From that I had a lovely gal pal who hinted she is loving anything lemon and especially likes the flavors of lemon and cherry together. *hint*hint*hint*

So, reading up to this point you should know by now my brain is ticking away,

And so you have these lovely tart-like cookies, Lemon & Cherry Squares...

Lemon & Cherry Squares

½ C. butter
1 C. Flour
¼ C. confectioners’ Sugar

Cherry Layer:1 C. cherry jelly


Lemon Layer:2 eggs
1 C. sugar
2 T. flour
3 T. lemon juice

Garnish:confectioners’ sugar

For Crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter a 9 x 9 pan.

Combine butter, flour, and confectioners’ sugar and mix until clings together, use pastry blender if you have one.

 Pat evenly into buttered 9 x 9 pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Transfer to wire rack to cool.

For filling:

Spread cherry jelly on top of cooled crust.
See the layers coming together

Combine eggs, sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Beat well until all combined.

Pour gently over cherry filling topped crust.

If you don't pour gently it all mixes together, you want to have nice layers 

Return to oven and bake ~ 30 minutes longer or until set. Middle will be a little jiggly.

Remove from oven.

Sprinkle with Confectioners’ sugar.

Let cool.

Cut into squares and serve.

I really hope you give this recipe a try!

It is a perfect tart treat.

And yes my dear gal pal yours will be coming your way soon!!

(Maybe not these exact ones, ummm... because I had to taste you know, a must when sharing a recipe with the masses, but when I get finished whipping up all your goodies they will be coming your way!)

 Until Next Time,
Happy Baking!

I am sharing this recipe over at:


  1. Looks yummy! Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday. Looking forward to reading more from your blog!

    ~Jess @

  2. Your Lemon and Cherry Squares make a lovely dessert and they just look delicious. I really wish I had one right now. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  3. These are two of my favorite flavors! I can't wait to try this recipe - thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Those look delicious, pretty too! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Blessings, Beth

  5. Lynn, Thanks for stopping by blog earlier. These squares look delicious. I'm definitely going to try them. Have a great day.

  6. What a great variation on Lemon Squares. I would love it with raspberry too, now why didn't I ever think of that!

  7. Hey, I have less than perfect pics too but still working at it. Your recipe sounds very good. Thanks for sharing.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  8. These look fantastic! I might give it a shot!

  9. Hi! I have given you an award. I hope you will stop by and accept it!

  10. Looks delicious and seems fairly easy to me...right up my alley!

  11. This sounds like a lovely flavor combination. Great pics!


  12. Lynn, This lovely layered sweet is so pretty. I am having a High Tea for some friends next week, so I think I'll make this treat.
    Thank you!

  13. Yummy! What a great twist on traditional lemon bars.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday!

  14. Sounds wonderful! A great change from the classic lemon bars.
    Jane (Artfully graced)

  15. Linking up from Sweet Tooth Friday.
    I love lemon slices and this would treat the taste buds for sure with that extra raspberry swirl! Yvette x

  16. These look mouth-wateringly good! I love pretty much anything with lemon... but the addition of cherry sounds gorgeous! YUM! Thanks for sharing.
    Humble Homemaking

  17. Looks so good! You have a great blog with so many great recipes!

  18. What a great blog ! I'm a new follower! TFS!