Lemon Squares

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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.