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Best Lemon Squares

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars
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"I'd lost my family recipe for lemon squares and spent a lot of time trying new ones that would measure up. None did, but thankfully I recently found the recipe again. Best lemon squares out there."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 398
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch baking dish)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Process 2 cups flour, butter, and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the crust are golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool crust to room temperature.
  4. Beat white sugar, eggs, 1/4 cup flour, lemon juice, baking powder, and lemon zest together in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy; pour onto the cooled crust.
  5. Bake in the oven until custard is set, 25 to 28 minutes. Cool lemon squares completely; dust the top with more confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 398 calories; 17.3 57.7 4.7 103 163 Full nutrition

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DELICIOUS! Very easy to make. I refrigerated them overnight before cutting them and dusting them with powdered sugar...they cut beautifully and taste really, REALLY good. The shortbread crust ju...

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I don't think I will make these again, they turned out pretty sour and they were very greasy. They fell apart, I may have made the recipe wrong but I am sure that I followed the instructions pr...

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DELICIOUS! Very easy to make. I refrigerated them overnight before cutting them and dusting them with powdered sugar...they cut beautifully and taste really, REALLY good. The shortbread crust ju...

These are great but I did make a couple tweeks because I had to discard the first batch. First I added 1/2 cup flour to the crust. It seemed to hold together a little better. The second thing I ...

My favorite!!!!!!

I don't think I will make these again, they turned out pretty sour and they were very greasy. They fell apart, I may have made the recipe wrong but I am sure that I followed the instructions pr...

These were great-- I wasn't sure about the food processor to blend but the crust was delicious. Took to a party and three people asked for the recipe. :)

This recipe is great and my family loved it thank you for telling everyone you perfect recipe

Great taste. Good balance of sugar and lemon, although I did add slightly more lemon. But I agree that a cooler oven temp for longer would be better. Mine we not totally set in the middle eithe...

They are really good, I just didn’t cook them enough the first time around, we were going to cut them and the custard was still raw. They had been covered in the fridge for 3 days, so we put th...

I made it exactly like the recipe and it was delicious! I had lots of complements because I made two batches and took some to two different families. I want to try this same recipe with oranges ...