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Strawberry Squares


  • 1/2 c unsalted butter room temperature (or margarine)
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp lemon essence or a couple drop lemon oil for example from Loran omit if you don't like
  • 2 c flour
  • Canned strawberry pie filling as needed


  • Grease a rectangular pyrex (or rectangular baking pan) and preheat oven to 350 F
  • On medium speed, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and lemon essences. Add the flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Spread batter evenly into pyrex and with a knife score squares as shown. Place a teaspoon of pie filling in the center and bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean. Cool to room temperature, then slice into squares.