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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]]
 
[[Category:Lemon Recipes]]
 
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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[edit]

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

Ingredients[edit]

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[edit]

  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[edit]

  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.