Lemon Squares Recipe

Lemon Squares
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  • Yield : 24 squares
  • Servings : 24
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 36m
  • Ready In : 51m

Nutritional Info

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I just love lemon squares! They are the perfect mix between sweet and a bit of tart.

This is an easy and delicious recipe that I think you will love.

Lemon Squares



  • For the Base:

  • 2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsifted icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In a bowl, stir together the flour, icing sugar and salt. Cream in the butter until the mixture turns into a pliable dough. It will look like shortbread. Pat the dough evenly by hand into the bottom of a buttered 9"x13" pan.

Step 3

Bake for 11 minutes. Let cool slightly before adding filling.

Step 4

While the base crust is baking, beat together all the filling ingredients until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Mix well.

Step 5

Pour over the hot baked base. Return the squares to the oven immediately. Bake at 350°F about 25 minutes until pale gold in color. During last 5 minutes, put a cookie sheet below the baking pan to be sure the bottom does not burn.

Step 6

Remove from the oven. Let cool completely in the pan on a cake rack.

Step 7

Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container.

Step 8

Makes about 24 squares.

This recipe for lemon squares is quite easy to make. The base is just a sweetened crust recipe and the filling is a luscious creamy, tartly sweet lemon.

This is a perfect holiday recipe, but is a wonderful dessert for any time of the year. Make them for your next pot luck. Friends and family will love you for it and it will quickly become the always requested dessert.

Is there a time when lemon for dessert just isn’t right? Not for me! Give me lemon anything, any time.

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  1. posted by Karen Ciancio on

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    This recipe works out so beautifully and always manages to impress! It’s the only thing I can really bake, and all credits go to the easy-to-follow recipe! Wonderful!


    Flat squares

    I have a recipe almost exact to this one except it has baking powder in the filling. It tastes fine but the filling doesn’t rise, hense: flat squares. Maybe it’s the baking powder. I’ll have to give it at try without it!


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