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==Description==
A wonderful square recipe with the flavor of lemon.
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Lemon Squares <ref>{{cite book|last=Yearwood|first=Trisha Espe|title=Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood |year=|publisher= Clarkson Potter/Publishers New York |isbn=978-0-307-46523-8|pages=201}}</ref> <ref>{{cite journal|url=http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Lemon-Squares |title= Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook  |year= 2002|pages=200 |publisher=Taste of Home|work=}}</ref> is a light treat, commonly used for party snacks as a dessert, it is both sweet and tart.
  
 
==Ingredients==
 
==Ingredients==
===Base===
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Crust
* 2 [[Cup|cup]]s (480ml) [[Flour|all-purpose flour]]
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*1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
* 3/4 [[Cup|cup]] (180ml) [[powdered sugar|powdered sugar]]
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*2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1  [[Cup|cup]] (240ml/g) [[margarine|margarine]] (softened)
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*1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  
===Topping===
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Filling
* 4 [[egg|egg]]s
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*4 large eggs
* 1/3 [[Cup|cup]] (80ml) [[Lemon Juice|lemon juice]]
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*5 tbsp fresh lemon juice (from ~2 large lemons)
* 1 1/2 [[Cup|cup]] (360ml) [[white sugar|white sugar]]
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*2 tbsp grated lemon zest
* 1/4 [[Cup|cup]] (60ml) [[Flour|all-purpose flour]]
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*2 cups granulated sugar
* 1 [[Teaspoon|teaspoon]] (5ml) [[Baking Soda|baking soda]]
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*1 tbsp all-purpose flour
* 1 [[tablespoon|tablespoon]] (15ml) grated [[lemon|lemon]] peel ([[zest|zest]])
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*1 tsp baking powder
* [[powdered sugar|powdered sugar]], as needed
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*1/2 tsp salt
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*Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling
  
 
==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
===Base===
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# Warm oven to 350 degrees F.
#Combine flour and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
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# Grease pan with cooking spray.
#Cut in margarine until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
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# Melt butter in pan.
#Press firmly into a greased square (8 x 8 or 9 x 9-inch) pan.
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# Remove from the heat, then include the flour and confectioners' sugar, achieveing a dough like consistency.
#Bake at [[Oven Temperatures|350°F]] (180°C) for about 20 - 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
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# Push dough into the pan firmly.
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# Bake the crust for ~25 min.
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# Combine eggs, lemon juice, zest by mixing.
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# Achieve a smooth consistency.
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# Include granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt to the smooth mixture by beating in.
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# Achieve a smooth consistency again.
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# Smooth mixture into the baked crust then bake together for ~25 min.
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# Let cool.
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# Sprinkle topping with Confectioners' sugar and cut into squares then serve!
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==References==
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<References/>
  
===Topping===
 
#Beat eggs in large mixing bowl, until frothy. Add the lemon juice and rind. Stir.
 
#In another bowl, stir together the sugar, flour and baking powder.
 
#Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Stir until just moistened.
 
#Spread evenly over base, and return to oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until set or slightly brown.
 
#Let squares cool before removing from pan and cutting. Dust with icing sugar.
 
  
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[[Category:North American cuisine]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:27, 27 July 2012

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.