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Easy Lemon Squares

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 16 servings
Whip up this easy lemon square recipe in a matter of minutes for a light dessert that's deliciously sweet and tangy.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.