Lemon Squares

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Lemon Squares
Category: Cookie recipes
Time: 55 - 60 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
| Confections

Description

Lemon Squares [1] [2] is a light treat, commonly used for party snacks as a dessert, it is both sweet and tart.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp fresh lemon juice (from ~2 large lemons)
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling

Procedure

  1. Warm oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease pan with cooking spray.
  3. Melt butter in pan.
  4. Remove from the heat, then include the flour and confectioners' sugar, achieveing a dough like consistency.
  5. Push dough into the pan firmly.
  6. Bake the crust for ~25 min.
  7. Combine eggs, lemon juice, zest by mixing.
  8. Achieve a smooth consistency.
  9. Include granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt to the smooth mixture by beating in.
  10. Achieve a smooth consistency again.
  11. Smooth mixture into the baked crust then bake together for ~25 min.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Sprinkle topping with Confectioners' sugar and cut into squares then serve!


References

  1. Yearwood, Trisha Espe. Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood. Clarkson Potter/Publishers New York. pp. 201. ISBN 978-0-307-46523-8. 
  2. Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook. Taste of Home. 2002. pp. 200. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Lemon-Squares.