lemon dessert recipe

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

For me, Lemon Squares are a blast from the past. They were a treat I remember making with my mother when I was a kid. A crisp, tender crust, topped with a lemon custard. Just the right balance of sweet and tart.

I decided to make them for a dinner with my cousin and her husband. They loved them.

I forgot just how much I loved them, too. I also forgot how easy they are to make. These are a great dessert any time of the year, but I think especially nice for Spring. They also would make a wonderful dessert for Easter.

Lemon squares are baked in two steps. The crust is pressed into the pan and baked. Then the crust is topped with the egg/lemon mixture and returned to the oven for the second bake. So simple- and so good.

I did make a couple of changes from the original recipe. I was very happy with how they came out.

 

Here is the recipe. Enjoy!!

 

Lemon Squares

1 c. flour

½ c. butter

¼ c. powdered sugar

3 eggs

1 c. sugar

2 T. lemon juice

2 t. lemon zest

½ t. baking powder

¼ t. salt

 

Mix together flour, butter and powdered sugar and press into the bottom of an 8×8-inch pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes. Beat together remaining ingredients and pour over baked crust. Return to oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and puffed. Cool. Cut. Makes 16 squares.