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Time-Warp Lemon Squares

What you need: 

Crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons margarine
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Filling:
3 egg replacers (I use Ener-G Egg Replacer)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2-3 lemons, zested and juiced

powdered sugar, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For crust, in a bowl, combine crust ingredients and press into 8 X 8" pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
2. For filling, while crust is baking, beat the egg replacers in a bowl until foamy. Add the remainder of the filling ingredients and mix together. Pour over the crust, and bake 20 minutes more, or until set. Cool.
3. For topping, sift powdered sugar on top, if you'd like, and enjoy the trip down memory lane!
For fancier version, add a layer of vegan cream cheese mixed with a little powdered sugar over the baked crust before you pour in the filling. (You may have to cool the crust a bit before spreading the layer out.)

Preparation Time: 
40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is a wonderful recipe!
In the crust, I used half whole wheat flour and mostly applesauce (instead of the margarine) and 1-2 T of margarine and added some ground flax. I'm sure the crust is better made as intended but our 'heatlhy crust' pleased our family just fine!
I also used one very juicy lime and one very juicy lemon.
The top IS ugly and needs the powdered sugar topping.
No pictures because they were gobbled down too fast!  ;D

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Very sweet and tart. Baked them for 10 minutes longer so they could set. Followed the advice of another here and let them cool in the refrigerator for about an hour. May have been to long as the crust was hard to cut through. Still, they were goopy good. And were devoured at the party I brought them to.

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mollyG - did you use ener-g egg replacer in the filling? beating that stuff really well helps it to solidify. i also thought that the filling was too liquidy, so i cooked it longer (like you did) and let it cool down uncovered in the refrigerator for about an hour before attempting to cut it. as for the crust, maybe you need to pack it into the baking pan harder. i spent about seven minutes just mixing the stuff first with my hands (getting the soy margarine mixed in really well) and then really had to slam the stuff down into the dish. it was really tough to cut through after cooling, but held together well. hope some of this helps.

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My lemon squares won't stay together!! I don't know what I did wrong. I even cooked mine i but longer then called for, but they still didn't solidify. The goop tastes awesome, mind you, but I'd love it if I could cut these and take them out of the pan like bars...

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FYI, i'm a bit obsessive about knowing exactly what i am consuming, so i crunched the numbers for this recipe; these are approximations for the version without the cream cheese, given that the recipe makes 16 servings: cal = 103; fat = 3g; prot = less than 1g. as you can see, it is definately not a bad dessert. If you were like me and wanted larger squares (12) then it looked more like 137 cal, 4 fat, 1 prot. still not bad.

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I am speechless... these things honestly taste like something that I would have paid $10 to $15 for as a dessert at some classy restaurant before I went vegan! I followed the recipe exactly (using ener-g egg replacer and dusting with powdered sugar after baking. also didn't feel like using cream cheese). I decided to extend baking time by about 10 minutes so that the filling really had a good chance to solidify once chilled. My only complaint is that I had to divide the finished product between myself and two other groups of people to keep from eating all of it!

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Like little melty, gooey gems!!  Delicious! :-*  If you use bottled lemon juice, I'd go for 4-6 Tablespoons.  I only used 2 and they just tasted like....heaven..but not lemon.  Haha, I think I'm in love.


It'd astounding...time is fleeting.....maddness takes it's toll!
But listen closely, not for very much longer....I've got to take control
I remember doing the time warp!!!!  Let's do the time warp again!!!

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These were excellent! I used plain soy yogurt instead of the egg replacer, and they turned out just fine. My non-vegan family even loved these and couldn't tell the difference! Just make sure you take them out when you're supposed to or else the crust gets kind of brown on the corners and the filling looks too 'bubbly'.

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I'm eating one right now and ooooh my gosh. I'm in serious heaven. These things ARE AMAZING!!! I used the zest of 2 lemons and the juice of 2 and 1/2 lemons, just the right amount for me!!

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These were very easy to make and they taste really good! Well, the filling tastes awesome, but the crust turned out a little tough to chew. That might be because I used applesauce in place of the margarine though.......

Anyways, I'll definately make these again and try to perfect the crust! Also, for the eggs, I used 2 eggs and 2 tbsp applesuace as a replacer.

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