Fun with Fake

So ... I've got nothing, people. And ... I have no right taking pictures at night when I'm high on desperation and low on light.

But what I do have is some fake fruit. You have to admit that it beats the heck out of the fake fruit of yore: you know, plastic apples or glass grapes. I do have some lovely, original painted fruit. And I also have some leftover grapes in the fridge that really, really need to be thrown out that I have judiciously chosen not to take a picture of.

Oh, one more thing. I have a recipe for fake lemon bars (that I made today and forgot to take pictures of before they were given away) that are a real time-saving treat and taste quite nummy to boot. Even though the "fruit" in them is lemon jello. But here goes anyway:

Mix 1 stick soft butter, 1 box Yellow Cake Mix and 1 egg. Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil, spray with Pam and spread out the mixture.

Mix 2 large packages of soft cream cheese, 1 small box of lemon jello, 1/3 C of sugar and 2 eggs together until creamy. Pour on top of the bottom layer and spread evenly. Bake in a 350 oven for 40 minutes. Cool and dust with powdered sugar.

Voila! A fake and fruity day for sure. Now ... go and eat a real apple ... I am.
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Mrs. Dub said...

i'm curious about this recipe, especially since my last lemon bar attempt ended in disaster. thanks for sharing!

P Daddy said...

I delivered the left over fake lemon bars to several families so I didn't get a real taste, but visually they were lovely, and the little bite I got was wonderful. Much easier to eat and transport that the more traditional ones that are so fragile and sticky.