An overload of fruit!

My husbands friend gives us about seven or eight bags of pink grape fruit and lemons during the summer. It fills our dinning room table enough that I give up trying to find space for them all. Even after he brings half to work, we’re still left with so much I don’t know what to do with them. A normal person would make them into juice, but that skipped my mind all together. I sliced the grapefruit and dropped them into tea, sliced the lemons for baking with fish and chicken,salads and squeezed all the juice I could out for other odds and ends. We ate a lot of the pink grapefruit on the hot days, just squeezed until the juice came pouring out as if it was the very last liquid we’d ever get. Let me tell you when the temperature hit 107 that pink grapefruit did seem like the very last juice on earth! We still have bowls of it, and I want to see if I can make something out of them.

 As for the lemons, we were down to the last few the other day. Finally, no more lemons crowding my tables. We baked one lemon with Salmon that someone caught on a fishing trip.

Not an hour later it hit me, I didn’t make a single batch of Lemon squares out of all those darn lemons. As I said, a normal person would have made juice from all those things. *sigh* There was just enough lemons though to make 2 batches of the Family recipe for Lemon Squares. You don’t have to have fresh lemons but it sure adds an extra zing!
Lemon Squares
1 c. flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tps. salt
1/2 c butter
2 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 c. lemon juice
Combine 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt. Cut in butter. Combine until crumbly. Gather together and press into bottom of 9×9 pan. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes until lightly brown. Beat eggs, 3/4c. sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and lemon juice. Beat until smooth. Pour over baked crust and rebake until set, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into 16 squares and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

4 thoughts on “An overload of fruit!

  1. Grace

    I had lemons too and I juiced them but saved the extracted peels and juice so I'm going to make your recipe. I can hardly wait.

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