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Easy Lemon Squares

a1angiem's picture
I first had these lemon squares at a friend's house when I was about 15 and they were the most scrumptious thing I had ever eaten. Now they are just one of the lemony treats I like to make on occasion but they still rank up there at the top of my list (thanks, Vera!). With the buttery shortbread crust and the fresh lemon filling they are a dessert special enough for company yet easy enough to make any time for your own family. The recipe yields a nice big batch too so you can serve the whole gang. Enjoy!
For the crust
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Icing sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For the filling
  Eggs 4 Large
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. For the crust: In a bowl, add and combine the flour with icing sugar and butter until becomes a coarse meal.
3. Take the 9 x 13 inch greased pan and add the flour mixture, press it gently into the bottom for a firm base. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
4. For the filling: In a large mixing bowl, add and combine the eggs with sugar, lemon juice, flour and baking powder. Whisk it well until combined.
5. Pour the filling over the crust and bake it at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
6. Once done, remove and let it cool completely before serving.

7. Serve the lemon squares with warm milk or ice cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 407 Calories from Fat 151

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.3%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g50.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 110.8 mg36.9%

Sodium 42.5 mg1.8%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.66 g2.6%

Sugars 41.8 g

Protein 5 g9.4%

Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 5.2%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 7.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


foodpsychologist's picture
Thanks for this yummy Lemon Squares Recipe! Being a total veggie I'll try this with an egg substitute.
foodpsychologist's picture
Thanks for these yummy Lemon Squares. Being a total veggie, I'll try this with an egg substitute.
foodpsychologist's picture
Wow ! Making these lemon Squares seems to be pretty easy. however, I'd have wanted to see the finished product after you bake them at the end of the video.
angiem's picture
You can see what the squares look like in the opening shot with the title...
Easy Lemon Squares Recipe Video