Lemon Squares Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Unsalted butter3⁄4 Pound, cut into small pieces (3 1/2 Sticks)
 Unsalted butter4 Tablespoon, cut into small pieces
 Eggs6 Large
 Granulated sugar3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Grated lemon zest1 Tablespoon
 Strained lemon juice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs) (60 Milliliter)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Confectioners sugar1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1106 Calories from Fat 524

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g91.5%

Saturated Fat 35.9 g179.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 354.9 mg

Sodium 225 mg9.4%

Total Carbohydrates 137 g45.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g5.8%

Sugars 103.5 g

Protein 11 g22.4%

Vitamin A 38.2% Vitamin C 5.4%

Calcium 11.5% Iron 16.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2) Prepare the crust in a large bowl, mixing together flour, sugar and salt.
3) With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut the butter into the mixture till resembling coarse cornmeal.
4) Make the dough to a rough ball and with hands press it onto the bottom and sides of a 17-by-l2-by-l-inch baking sheet.
5) Place in oven and bake for 1 5 minutes till lightly browned.
6) Take off from oven and leave oven set at 350 degrees F.
7) Prepare filling in a large bowl, beat eggs and mix with the sugar.
8) Add zest and stir in lemon juice.
9) Sift flour and baking powder together. Add the egg mixture and beat until smooth.
10) Pour the mixture on the baked crust and bake for 25 minutes.
11) Place in a rack and let cool completely.

12) With a sharp knife cut into squares and dust with confectioners' sugar.
13) Pack in single layer in a portable container place in a cooler.