Saturday, March 24, 2012


We're hosting Easter brunch this year, so I've been perusing recipes that we have enjoyed over the years. The Meyer lemons in the fridge also swayed my decision. Add some Easter candy to the plate, and you have a festive centerpiece. Some perfect sweets for the weekend!

Our weather has been gorgeous and Spring has sprung. I'm joining Sweets For A SaturdaySeasonal Sundays, A Themed Baker's Sunday and Cozy Home Party with this post. 

Lemon Brownies 
Source: Marilyn (DanaIN, Garden Web Cooking Forum)

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter; room temperature

4 eggs

Juice from 1/2 lemon

Zest from 1 lemon

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Additional lemon zest for garnish (I also added some lemon chips)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line the bottom only of a 9X13X2-inch baking dish with Parchment paper and spray with Pam. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt; add butter. Stir together eggs, juice from 1/2 lemon and zest from 1 lemon; stir into batter and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until set, use a toothpick to check. Remove from oven and cool on a rack. When brownies are cool prepare glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoon lemon juice; drizzle over brownies and sprinkle with additional lemon zest.

I took this photo the very first time I made the Lemon Brownies and brought them to the office.
My co-workers still mention them.

Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Great choice, lemon brownies are awesome. They look so pretty all dressed up for Easter!

  2. You had me at Lemon! I'm going to try these at our Easter Dinner. Thanks for sharing and I'm happily following you via GFC.

  3. Beautiful! Maybe I will add them to the Easter Buffet selection this year, they sound delicious!
    Doesn't the CF seem like forever ago?

  4. Oh how did you know I'd love these...?
    I'm thinking of hosting an Easter get-together and these are definiately going to feature.
    Thanks for getting my menu started :D

  5. The brownies sound amazing and perfect for Easter:@)

  6. MMMMMM--anytime I bake anything with lemon, my husband goes NUTS...I will for sure be making these for him! Thank you, Debbie!

  7. I'll post the recipe for the Venison Stew soon. The lemon brownies look delicious. I think that I'll make them today for a group that I'm hosting tomorrow to plan a bridal shower. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Cherry Kay

  8. Hi!
    I'd love it if you'd stop by and link these up to A Themed Bakers Sunday! The theme this week is anything Citrus!
    Hope to see you there!

  9. Lemon desserts also say Spring to me! What a delightful recipe for Easter brunch.

  10. Oh, I've never heard of lemon brownies. These look amazing and I have some frozen lemon juice in my freezer from my home grown lemons! I have a new recipe now! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Mmm your lemon brownies look so yummy, and I love the festive setup! :o)

  12. Oooooo these brownies look mouth watering good! I love lemon anything so these would be a favorite of mine in no time. Thanks for sharing them at the party. We are having the most gorgeous spring day. in fact, I am writing this on my IPad while sitting on the back porch with my dogs. I hope the day is just as nice where you live.---------- Shannon

  13. Those look so delicious! And your table is lovely!

  14. These look yummy. Just found your blog its so fun.. Come and check out my blog

    Have a great day

  15. Oh how I love lemon. These look fabulous.

    So great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll join me this week too.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. Oh those look so yummy. I may give them a try. I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll come follow me...I just started yesterday. (and you'll see we have a thing for lemons.)


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