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Lemon Squares

10 mins

15x10x2 pan

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Lemon Squares

Lemon lovers rejoice!

This crowd sized dish of our zesty lemon squares is a fast and tasty dessert to take to your next family gathering or pot luck.

Recipe Ingredients:

For the crust:

3 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup shortening

  • 1 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:

  • 6 eggs, beaten

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Powdered sugar

Recipe Directions:

For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine the flour, sugar and salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Cut in the butter and shortening until crumbly.

  4. Pat into a greased 15x10x2 baking pan.

  5. Bake 16-20 minutes or until set and top is lightly golden brown.

For the filling:

  1. Combine sugar, baking powder, cornstarch and salt in a bowl.

  2. Add eggs and lemon juice and beat until foamy.

  3. Once crust has been removed from the oven, pour the filling mixture on top of the hot crust.

  4. Return to oven and bake 16-20 minutes or until set and the top is golden brown.

  5. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.

  6. Allow to cool and cut into squares.

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Cream = 40% Heavy Cream

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted


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