Lemon Squares Recipe

Staff Writer
Lemon Squares Recipe
Lemons
Stock.XCHNG/bradimarte

Lemons

“These simple recipes are my go-to when I need something to satisfy my sweet tooth. My daughters love them, too!” — Katie Couric

16
Servings
298
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: The pan should be larger than a cake pan — bars are better a little thinner rather than thick.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 2 cups plus 6 tablespoons flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup butter, plus more for greasing
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon, grated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Blend together the confectioners’ sugar, 2 cups of the flour, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Press into an oblong, lightly greased baking pan.* Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.

With an electric mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, remaining flour, and lemon juice until well combined. Spread the lemon zest on top of the baked crust. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven. When cool, sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and cut into squares.

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
29g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Protein
3g
7%
Carbs
44g
15%
Vitamin A
114µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.3%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
14mg
1%
Fiber
0.6g
2.5%
Folate (food)
12µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
12µg
3%
Iron
0.4mg
2.5%
Magnesium
6mg
2%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.3%
Phosphorus
46mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
49mg
1%
Sodium
36mg
1%
Sugars, added
29g
N/A
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.9%

Around the Web