You are here

Lemon Streusel Squares

admin's picture
  Lemons 2 Medium
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Shelled hazelnuts 4 Ounce (Filberts, 1 Cup)
  Unsalted butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Pound, cold and cut into 8 pieces (1 Stick)
  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Egg whites 2
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Unsalted butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Teaspoon
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Regular Or Light)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with heavy-duty foil, letting it extend an inch over the sides.
To Make Pastry: Using a sharp vegetable peeler, peel lemons, taking care to remove as little of the bitter white pith as possible.
Place the peel in a food processor with the metal blade and process until finely chopped.
Add sugar and process until peel is minced, about 1 minute.
Add nuts and pulse to a medium chop.
Remove 1/2 cup for the topping and set aside.
Add butter and flour to processor and pulse until the mixture begins to hold together.
Turn pastry into the prepared pan and press evenly into the bottom.
Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until edges are golden and the top is set and very lightly colored.
To Make Filling: In same food processor bowl (no need to wash it), process eggs, egg whites, sugar, butter, lemon juice, and flour until blended.
Pour filling over baked crust.
Return to oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until filling is barely set.
Crumble reserved lemon-nut mixture evenly over the filling.
Return to oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes more, or until filling is set.
Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
Remove from pan by lifting out foil.
Place on cutting board, trim edges, and cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.2 (16 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3282 Calories from Fat 1800

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 208 g319.9%

Saturated Fat 88.6 g443.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 761.2 mg253.7%

Sodium 304.4 mg12.7%

Total Carbohydrates 337 g112.5%

Dietary Fiber 19.6 g78.3%

Sugars 226.9 g

Protein 51 g101.4%

Vitamin A 89.5% Vitamin C 224%

Calcium 37.8% Iron 72.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lemon Streusel Squares Recipe