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Best Lemon Squares

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"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 cals
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 g fat; 57.7 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; 103 mg cholesterol; 163 mg sodium. 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...

My favorite!!!!!!

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 ...

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...

Best lemon squares EVER. I made it exactly as written and it was glitch-free. PERFECT.

I made these yesterday. Loved the taste of the filing, and the crust was perfect, but I found the curd was too runny. Maybe it needs some cornstarch or something to keep it from flowing all over...

My squares did not turn out well, much too sweet for our taste and unfortunately the filling was very runny. I baked it in the oven for 25 minutes but it never set. Perhaps I should have cooked ...

Yum! Took another cook's suggestion and doubled the custard filling but this requires a longer cooking time. Next time I will still double the filling, grease the pan really, really well and re...

Made exact per recipe except doubled the lemon filling. Absolutely delicious. Lightly crisp on top. Shortbread base melts in your mouth. Will be making these over and over again.