What’s Cooking?: Jalapeño, lemon and lime microwave squares


(NC) Did you know that sugar and spice make desserts oh so nice? A bit of heat is a surprisingly delicious complement to sugar. If your sweet tooth starts nagging you mid-evening, you’ll want something quick thatll satisfy that craving.  

These easy-peasy jalapeño, lemon and lime squares can be made from scratch in under five minutes, using only your microwave. They pack punch and are guaranteed to hit the spot.   

Jalapeño, lemon and lime microwave squares 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cook time: 5 minutes 

Serves: 9 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ¼ cup (135 g) graham cracker crumbs 
  • ¼ cup (62.5 mL) melted salted butter 
  • ¼ cup (62.5 mL) melted butter, cooled for 5 minutes 
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar 
  • 3 egg yolks 
  • 1 whole egg 
  • 1/3 cup (83 mLlemon juice 
  • tbsp (30 mL) lime juice 
  •  tsp (5 mL) Tabasco Green sauce
  • tbsp (6 g) lemon and lime zest 

Directions: 

  1. For the crust, microwave ¼ cup butter and mix together with graham cracker crumbs. Press firmly onto bottom of 9inch, microwavesafe dish, lined with parchment paper. Cook in microwave at 80 per cent power for 3 minutes. Check to make sure the crust is firm. If not, heat an additional 30 seconds. Set aside. 
  2. In a separate microwavesafe bowl, mix ¼ cup melted butter, sugar, egg yolks and egg until well combined. Whisk in lemon and lime juice, Tabasco Green sauce, zests and lemon juice together. 
  3. Microwave in 1-minute intervals, stirring after each minute. Finish with 30second intervals when it starts to thicken, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
  4. Pour lemon curd over crust. Let cool, then refrigerate for several hours or overnight.  
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy. 

Find more delicious recipes including one pot fried rice, bacon and cheese meatloaf and eggplant parm using only your microwave at h. 

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