Lemon-Earl Grey Squares

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther

The flavor of the Earl Grey tea really shines through the lemony taste of these Lemon-Earl Grey Squares.

Yield: Serves 16 (serving size: 1 bar)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 25 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 167
  • Fat: 6.7g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 45mg
  • Calcium: 18mg

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • Cooking spray
  • 5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. To prepare crust, line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with foil that extends 2 inches beyond sides; coat foil with cooking spray. Weigh or lightly spoon 5.6 ounces flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 5.6 ounces flour, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon tea leaves from 1 tea bag (discard remaining tea in bag), and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 19 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. 3. To prepare filling, place juice in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds. Add remaining 1 tea bag to juice; cover and steep 10 minutes. Squeeze juice from tea bag into bowl; discard tea bag. Combine granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and baking powder in a bowl. Add rind and eggs to juice; stir with a whisk until combined. Add sugar mixture to juice mixture; stir with a whisk until well combined.
  4. 4. Remove crust from oven; pour filling onto hot crust. Bake at 350° for 23 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pan by lifting foil. Remove foil; cut into 16 bars. Sprinkle bars with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar.
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