Lemon Squares

Sandy Young


You'll find lots of recipes for lemon squares or lemon bars, but I think this one from Neal and Gloria, longtime friends in Pensacola, is the best!

Photo: davidlebovitz.com/...mon-bars-recipe

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper




1 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
sifted confectioners' sugar
2 c
sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp
2 c
granulated sugar
5 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1/4 c
lemon juice
lemon rind grated

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix butter, confectioners' sugar, flour, and salt. Pat in a greased 10"x13" pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
(TIP FROM SANDY - I always had trouble with the crust sticking after all the baking even when I greased the pan really well. Recently, I've been greasing the pan and then arranging parchment paper in it on the bottom and up the sides. I can lift the "cake" out and then cut into squares. Works well for me!)
LEMON TOPPING: Mix eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and lemon rind; pour over crust. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes. Sprinkle sifted confectioners' sugar over top when you take the lemon squares from the oven. These are melt-in-your-mouth good!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies