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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lemon Squares Recipe


I love lemon.
That is all.

Okay... that's not really all. I really do love lemon desserts, though. A couple of years ago, I researched a ton of lemon square recipes. Some were too sweet. Some were not sweet enough. Most didn't have enough lemon flavor. What was I to do?

Giving up was simply out of the question.
I fiddled around and made my own!

These lemon squares are sweet, but I think the sweetness balances out the super-lemony flavor. If you want a little less sweet, simply reduce the sugar a bit.

Enjoy!


Lemon Squares
What You Need:
Crust:
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar

Filling:
5 eggs
1-¾ cups + 2 TB white sugar
1/4 cup + 1 TB all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup and 1 tablespoons lemon juice
Finely grated rind of one lemon

Powdered sugar for dusting.

What You Do:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

2. To make crust: Mix together the butter, flour and sugar with a fork until crumbly.
Press into an 9x13 inch pan and bake for 15-20 minutes. Crust will look white. Do not brown!

3. Combine the eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and lemon juice and lemon rind in a bowl. Beat until well mixed. Pour over pre-baked crust.

4. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let bars cool before cutting.



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13 comments:

  1. YUM! I love anything and everything lemon. These look on par with the best lemon bars I have ever had! Can't wait to make them!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! I hope you like them!

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    2. Wanted to let you know that I chose this for my host favorite this week at Foodie Friends Friday, so look for a shout out at www.familyfoodfinds.com on 9/28! :)

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    3. Eeee! Thank you so much, Lindsey!!! :-)

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  2. Those look so yummy! I love anything lemon!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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    1. Thanks Zhanna! I love anything lemon, too. :-)

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  3. We also like sweets with lemon and these squares look wonderful!!

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  4. I love lemon squares and these look really good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

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  5. I had your blog for the May Surprise Recipe Swap! I made these delicious lemon bars and LOVED them! I loved looking through all your recipes and am now your follower.

    ~Sarah Lynn @ Sarah Lynn's Sweets
    www.sarahlynnssweets.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! I am heading to your blog, now! :-)

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  6. Oh WOW it looks good! I cannot wait to make them.

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