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


★★★★★ 2 votes



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

How to Make Lemon Squares


  1. 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!)
  2. 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!

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Course/Dish: Cookies

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