Easy Lemon Squares

Photo: Oxmoor House
Whip up this easy lemon square recipe in a matter of minutes for a light dessert that's deliciously sweet and tangy.

Yield:

16 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 118
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 3.2 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 2.2 g
Carbohydrate 20.5 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 68 mg
Calcium 16 mg

Ingredients

Crust:
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
Topping:
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare the crust, beat 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the butter at medium speed of a mixer until creamy. Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Gradually add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gently press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack.

To prepare topping, beat eggs at medium speed until foamy. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through salt), and beat until well-blended. Pour mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack. Sift powdered sugar evenly over top.

Note:

April 1999