You'll Never Believe What Happened

United States
March 31, 2017 10:08am CST
I made a wonderful pan of lemon squares awhile back and they were delicious. But a single woman living alone cannot consume a whole pan of lemon squares before they go stale, no matter how wonderful they are. I wrote a post about it and there were many suggestions but freezing seemed out of the question because of the texture. You can't freeze tomatoes, they thaw like mush. But it was either freeze or toss. Today I wanted one with coffee this morning and you'll never believe what happened. It was delicious! It didn't freeze solid. I took a bite and it was icy cold but completely edible right from the freezer. Even the crust at the bottom was not frozen solid. My freezer is fine. Every thing else is rock hard except the lemon bars. Crazy!
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@Happy2BeMe (66479)
• Canada
31 Mar
That is wonderful! Glad to hear that they didn't go to waste!!
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• United States
1 Apr
Several people suggested I freeze it but I was really leery.
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@Happy2BeMe (66479)
• Canada
1 Apr
@Jeanniemaries I think I would have been to. It is good to know that it can be done.
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• United States
1 Apr
@Happy2BeMe I love it when I test out something and I get a good result. Even if they thawed mushy I would KNOW not to do that again, and knowing is the key.
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@Asylum (46772)
• Manchester, England
31 Mar
Did you use space dust as one of the ingredients?
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• United States
1 Apr
Only the stuff I got from my astronaut buddy Bruce ( Melnick).
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@Asylum (46772)
• Manchester, England
1 Apr
@Jeanniemaries That may have been from the dark side of the moon and therefore accustomed to extreme cold.
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• United States
1 Apr
@Asylum Not sure he ever circled the moon but it's definitely cold anywhere in outer space.
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@Corbin5 (78359)
• United States
31 Mar
Oh, so glad that the freezing worked out so well!!! I hate to admit it, but I could eat all the lemon squares all by myself. We have no sweets here due to my lack of self-control.
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• United States
1 Apr
It's nice to know so when I make them again I have options!
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@responsiveme (14359)
• India
31 Mar
A bit of magic
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• United States
1 Apr
Oh yes, really! Magic!
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@BelleStarr (30999)
• Portland, Connecticut
31 Mar
I am not surprised, they have a rather unique texture to begin with so I wouldn't expect them to get all hard. Good news that though.
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• United States
1 Apr
Yes, the unique texture is what made me think that freezing would make them runny when thawed.
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@BelleStarr (30999)
• Portland, Connecticut
1 Apr
@Jeanniemaries Well I am so glad that it proved to be the opposite, it is a shame to waste a good lemon bar lol
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• United States
1 Apr
@BelleStarr Absolutely! I am also impatient to get on the road north so I can stop and pick up a piece of that coconut cake for the road!
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@1creekgirl (8307)
• United States
1 Apr
I found out thai if you don't under-bake them, they will be crispy. Be sure to bake them long enough and they shouldn't be chewy.
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• United States
1 Apr
I'm going to go out on a limb and say if these were over baked they would be more like gelatin, not crispy. I've never had a crispy lemon square. It's a filling similar to a lemon pie, not like a cookie.
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• United States
2 Apr
@Jeanniemaries I baked one batch at 9 minutes and they were chewy, but two batches baked for 11 minutes stayed crispy.
@Kuttu_007 (1022)
• India
1 Apr
Does the taste changed??
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• United States
1 Apr
Actually no it didn't change at all, but it tasted better to me chilled rather than at room temperature.
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@Kuttu_007 (1022)
• India
2 Apr
@Jeanniemaries yummy.....
@1creekgirl (8307)
• United States
1 Apr
My crispy orange cookies turned out good! I just used an orange cake mix, 1/2 cup of butter, one cup of rice krispies and one egg.
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• United States
1 Apr
Are the krispies still crunchy after being wet in the batter?
@Tina30219 (25650)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Apr
Yum they sound so good I bet they would be good with a chocolate cake mix as well.
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@Fishmomma (11574)
• United States
1 Apr
I'm glad they can be frozen. I would have taken them out to my neighbors. Now I will freeze some of them in the future.
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• United States
1 Apr
I don't have neighbors. Only one across the street and I don't know them well enough. My sisters are always trying to diet and are dismayed at receiving treats.
@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Apr
Good thing you chose to freeze these then. It is always nice to have a little something tucked away in the freezer @Jeanniemaries
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• United States
1 Apr
Yes, It was actually better cold like that.
@Gillygirl (15292)
• Sutton, England
31 Mar
I have frozen lemons before. They are great for adding to a drink.
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• United States
1 Apr
Oh what a great idea!
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@paigea (21008)
• Canada
31 Mar
Mmmm that is good to know!
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• United States
1 Apr
It is. It turned out well.
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@sol_cee (13157)
• Japan
31 Mar
Did you put any magic ingredient? Lol
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• United States
1 Apr
Only a simple spell.
@1creekgirl (8307)
• United States
31 Mar
I've never frozen anything lemon either, but I love everything with a lemon flavor. In fact, I just found a recipe for crisp lemon cookies that I want to bake. Well, they'll be crisp orange cookies since I only have an orange cake mix, not lemon. Have you ever made cake mix cookies with rice krispies? I'll let you know how they turn out!
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• United States
1 Apr
Oh that sounds good. I love the idea of rice krispies in cookies. Think of the crunch!
• United States
31 Mar
Now you know the next time you make a batch that freezing works. Glad you're enjoying your lemon bars
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• United States
1 Apr
It was a nice treat with my morning coffee.
@UncleJoe (8069)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Apr
I know a couple of single women who could eat the whole pan in one sitting because they don't like to eat on an empty stomach. I suspect that is why they are still single.