Lemon Pudding and Lemon Squares Recipe

by Heather
(Mansfield, TX)

I once was given a recipe for a simple dish. I cannot find the recipe. I was wondering if you could help me with that. It included pie filling with a cake topping such as a pie almost with the crust being upside down scattered on top of the filling and then baked in a pyrex pan. Can you help. Also a recipe for lemon bars, best one please. Thank you

From the editor:

Oh, this sounds like a pudding I loved as a kid. In Australia we called it Lemon Delicious

It's a really simple recipe. You can change the flavor by changing the lemon juice for orange, lime or any other fruit juice.

Following that is my favorite recipe for Lemon Bars. Enjoy!

Michelle (editor)


  • 4 large eggs, separated

  • 250 ml (1 cup) sugar

  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice

  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) milk

  • 30 g (1 oz) melted butter

  • 75 g (2 ½ oz) self raising flour

  • Method

    Preheat your oven to 180° C (360° F).

    1. Beat together the egg yolks and half the sugar until pale and creamy.

    2. Stir in the lemon juice, milk and butter. Mix until well combined.

    3. Add the flour and gently fold until it is well incorporated into the mixture.

    4. Beat the egg whites until foamy and at soft peak stage.

    5. Gradually add the remaining sugar while continuing to beat the egg whites.

    6. Gently fold into the lemon pudding mixture.

    7. Pour the pudding mixture into a 1.5 quart oven-proof baking dish, then place the dish into a roasting pan with high sides. Pour hot water into the tray so it comes half way up the sides of the baking dish.

    8. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until the center is just set.

    9. Cool slightly and serve with whipped cream and fresh berries.

    To make lemon bars, this is my favorite recipe:

    Makes 16 lemon squares (2 1/4" square)

    for the base:

    • 1 cup unbleached, all purpose flour

    • 1/8 cup cornstarch

    • 1/3 cup sugar

    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

    • 1 stick cold butter, cut into 1/2" pices

    • 1 egg white, lightly beaten, for glazing

    for the topping:

    • 3/4 cup sugar

    • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour

    • pinch kosher salt

    • 1-2 tablespoons lemon zest, depending on how lemony you like things (about 2 large lemons)

    • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3-4 lemons)

    • 3 large eggs

    • 3 tablespoons heavy cream

    Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare a 8" x 8" pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and lining the pan with two cris-crossed rectangles of parchment paper, with 2" overhanging on all sides.

    here's how you do it

    cocktail party food - lemon squares recipe

    to make the crust

    1. In a food processor, pulse flour, cornstarch and sugar 2 or 3 times to combine.

    2. Scatter the butter pieces around the bowl of the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. The dough should stick together when pinched.

    3. Dump into the pan and pat down evenly with your fingers. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.

    4. Bake the crust 20-25 minutes, until light, golden brown.

    5. Reduce oven temperature to 325° F.

    to make the topping

    cocktail party food - lemon squares recipe

    1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, salt and lemon zest.

    2. Add the eggs, lemon juice and cream and whisk until just blended.

    3. Pour the lemon mixture on to the crust and bake at 325° F for 20-25 minutes, until it feels firm to the touch.

    4. Now for the hard part. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature, then chill for about 2 hours before cutting into 16 squares. Torture I know, but the wait will be worth it!

    5. Dust with powdered sugar to serve.

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