Lemon Squares Recipe

Lemon Squares Recipe
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16
Servings
155
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
4g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
247mg
25%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
25mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
151mg
10%
Water
35g
1%

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.