Alpenhorn Lemon Squares
"
A burst of sunshine on a winter's day."

Monday, December 3, 2001
Sunny Suburbia

Greetings,

Yesterday, we were treated to an array of Christmas treats as we experienced the Big Bear Bed and Breakfast Tour. Click here for yesterday's entry. Chuck and Robbie Slemaker, proprietors and innkeepers at the Alpenhorn Bread and Breakfast, Big Bear Lake, CA were our double winners -- their B& B was our favorite on the tour and their cookie treat was also our favorite.  Enjoy!

Crust:
1 cup flour
2 Tbs butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder

Lemon Filling:
2 lemons
3 Tbs all-purpose flour

Topping:
1 Tbs. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 8"X 8" baking pan with foil; grease foil.

Prepare crust:  In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat crust ingredients together until blended. Increase speed to medium, until dough forms.  Press into pan.  Bake 30 minutes until browned.

Prepare filling:  Grate 1 tsp. lemon peel and squeeze 1/4 cup lemon juice.  In a small bowl, whisk with flour until smooth.  

Pour filling over warm crust.  Bake 25 minutes or til filling is set and light golden.  Transfer pan to wire rack.  Put powdered sugar in a sieve and sprinkle over warm filling.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  When cool, separate from foil.  Cut into 16 squares.

~ Courtesy of Chuck and Robbie Slemaker, proprietors and innkeepers at the Alpenhorn Bread and Breakfast, Big Bear Lake, CA

 



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