Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Lemon squares are a tart, but sweet old fashioned treat. These delicious bars with a flaky shortbread base make for a delicious mid-day snack. And best of all, they’re easy to bake! 

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chilled butter (cut into cubes)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Lemon Filling Topper:

  • 1 cup icing sugar (plus additional for dusting after baking)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 large lemon, juiced, roughly 3-4 tbsp of juice
  • Zest of large lemon, roughly 2 tsp

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
  2. Place all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor, and pulse until it resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Next, press the mixture into an ungreased 9×9 pan.
  4. Bake the crust for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven to add lemon top.
  5. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees
  6. Whisk all the filling ingredients together and pour over the base.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the top is set.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  9. Run a knife along the edge of the lemon bars to loosen it from the pan, then turn it out onto a cutting board.
  10. Cut into 16 squares, then dust with powdered sugar.
  11.  Enjoy!

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