Old Fashioned Lemon Squares
Old fashioned lemon squares just like Grandma's. These easy to make squares have a flakey short crust and tangy lemon filling. Perfect for afternoon tea or a light dessert.
Servings: 16 Squares
For the Crust
- 1 Cup Flour All purpose
- 1/2 Cup Cold butter cut into cubes
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- Pinch of Salt
For the Top
- 1 Cup Icing sugar plus additional for dusting the top after baking
- 2 Large eggs beaten
- 2 Tbsp Flour All purpose
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 1 Large lemon, juiced 3-4 tbsp juice
- Zest of same large lemon 2 tsp
For the Crust
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it resembles fine crumbs
Press into an ungreased 9x9 pan.
Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven to add lemon top.
For the Lemon Top
Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees
Whisk all the filling ingredients together and pour over the base.
Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until top is set.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Run a knife along the edge of the lemon bars to loosen it from the pan, then turn it out onto a cutting board.
Cut into 16 squares, then dust with powdered sugar.
Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg