Hello my friends. You know, sometimes I amaze myself and I just did it again. Every time I say that all I can think of is “Oops I did it again“. But let me not digress here because what I have to share with you here is very special. These lemon bars are made from only 2 ingredients. No lie! Now I didn’t count the powdered sugar because you can omit that.
The two star ingredients in these amazing lemon bars are angel food cake and lemon pie filling. So I went to the grocery store today all excited to buy my lemon pie filling and I looked and looked in all the isles and I couldn’t find any. I was so disappointed, I needed to make these. I saw cherry pie filling so I grabbed one, I said to myself, self, how about we use cherry instead? But then as I was walking down isle 13 past all the jams, my eyes saw this lemon spread in a jar. It looked like lemon pie filling. So I quickly grabbed one and tried to figure out if it’s the same as lemon pie filling. It looked the same to me so I bought it. I came home, opened the jar and tried it.
Oh my, it’s so good I had to stop myself from eating the entire jar. Now I have previously made this with canned pineapple and it was very successful. But I am more of a lemon fan than a pineapple fan so I was dying to try this right away. I remembered last time I hated washing the baking dish after making the cake, so I lined my baking dish with parchment paper. It was such a smart decision, sometimes I amaze myself, but I already told you that.
So as you can imagine, making this is very simple, it does not require a rocket scientist to make this, and no matter how hard you try you can’t screw it up. All you have to do is grab a big bowl, a whisk and pour the contents of the angel food cake mix into the bowl and the lemon pie filling. That’s it, nothing else. Now take that whisk and whisk away for a min or two until everything is mixed well and there’s no more cake mix flying around. Pour this in the pan that’s lined with the parchment paper, and bake it in a preheated oven at 350 F for about 30 minutes or until nice and golden brown. And that’s all she wrote.
Well there’s more, now you have to eat it. Though for some, that’s no hard task. The texture of these bars is more of a cake texture but it’s light and delicious you can’t stop at eating just one bar.
But before I leave you my friends, take a look at these gorgeous Meyer lemons I found at the grocery store today. I just had to include them in my pictures because they are simply the cutest thing I’ve seen. Now I just have to make something with them….Meyer lemons cake, more lemon bars? One can never have too many lemon bars.
- 1 box of Angel Food Cake
- 1 22 oz can of lemon pie filling (or 1 jar of lemon spread)
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a deep 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, empty the contents of the box of angel food cake and to it add the lemon pie filling. Whisk it until it's well incorporated, you'll notice it start to foam a bit.
- Pour the batter in the baking pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. I baked mine closer to 40 minutes, at 30 minutes it was not yet done.