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Lemon Squares

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  Unbleached all purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 6 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 Large
  Egg yolk 1 Large
  Lemon zest 1
  Fresh lemon juice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Sprinkling)

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly butter an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
2. Combine the flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt in a large bowl or food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until all butter is incorporated.
3. Pack well into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until slightly golden. Cool completely.
4. Place the eggs, egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar in a large bowl or food processor fitted with a steel blade. Mix until the ingredients are completely incorporated.
5. Pour over cooled crust and bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until the custard sets. Do not overbake.
6. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1757 Calories from Fat 775

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 88 g135.3%

Saturated Fat 50.9 g254.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 801.6 mg267.2%

Sodium 645.8 mg26.9%

Total Carbohydrates 224 g74.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.8%

Sugars 134.4 g

Protein 27 g53.9%

Vitamin A 59.8% Vitamin C 146.2%

Calcium 13.5% Iron 39.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lemon Squares Recipe