Recipe by KARILK
"These lemon bars are so easy and delicious! No measuring or breaking eggs. They can be frosted with cream cheese icing, or used as a jellyroll base."
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1 (16 ounce) package
angel food cake mix
1 (21 ounce) can
lemon pie filling
good - very easy! I liked it with a lemon glaze (lemon juice, powdered sugar and a pinch of salt) poured over the top while hot to make a thin topping. This is good to have on hand for an easy and fast sweet tooth need.
I just want to comment on this recipe. I've found several versions on the Internet. Many call for two (21 oz.) cans of pie filling. So the first time I made it, I used two (15 oz.) cans, since that's what my grocery store had. It turned out fine. (My 3-star rating is based on that.) The second time, I went to the supermarket and found the larger cans, so I thought I'd try it with two of the larger cans. It was an utter failure! It rose too high and flopped over the side of the pan, and the center didn't fully cook, even though I left it in for at least 35 minutes. I guess it goes to show that you can't believe everything you read on the Internet! Next time, I'll stick to Allrecipes, where I can read reviews before actually trying a recipe!
NOTE: The other thing I learned is that NOT ALL LEMON PIE FILLINGS ARE CREATED EQUAL! The first time, I bought Duncan Hines/Wilderness Lemon Creme Pie Filling. The second time, I bought the store brand. When I came home, I noticed the ingredients on the store brand didn't even list lemon as an ingredient! At least the DH/Wilderness brand has lemon puree and egg yolks in it! It tasted much more like real lemon and looked more appealing. The store brand tasted like powdered lemonade and was almost a fluorescent yellow! Always check ingredients!!
Wow! This is delicious. I made two. One of them was lemon and the other one was strawberry. They were both delicious, but we prefer strawberry. All I did was use strawberry pie filling instead of lemon. YUM! This is easy and fast and relatively low calorie.
use cream cheese frosting and can put lemon extract in.
OR- frosting- 6 oz cream cheese, 3 tbsp melted butter, 1/2 tbsp lemon extract, 2 1/2 c. powder sugar. Mixed until creamy.
These are so easy and delicious! Frost with cream cheese frosting from the store. You can't go wrong!
It was okay. Not at all what I was expecting. My 8 year old made it though so of course it was great to her. It puffed up and ended up being a very dense lemony almost pound cake consistency with a thick lemon pudding middle. I did not know if the insides were supposed to be pudding but it had cooked longer than the specified time and was looking like it might burn on top. Everyone ate it and no one complained but definitely not the lemon bars I was after. Will let my kids make it again because for them, it was very easy and did not need a lot of supervision.
These were okay. Big lemon flavor...next time I might not add a whole can of lemon filling.
These are so easy and yummy, too! Anyone could make them. Next time I'm going to have my kitchen phobic daughter do, but I will be greasing my pan. They are sticky.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Lemon Bars for Junior Chefs
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 18
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