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With a buttery crust and custard-like filling, these lemon squares taste as good as they look. A dusting of powdered sugar completes the bar cookie recipe.

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Credit: James Carrier

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total:
1 hr 20 mins
Yield:
Makes 24 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in 2 cups flour until dough is no longer crumbly. Pat into a ball.

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  • Press dough evenly into a buttered and floured 9- by 13-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven until golden, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, or in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, whirl or beat granulated sugar, remaining 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, grated lemon peel, lemon juice, and eggs to blend. Pour onto hot crust.

  • Bake until lemon mixture is no longer runny in the center (cut to test), 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and dust with remaining 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.

  • Let cool completely in pan, then cut into 24 bars.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per bar. The lemon squares can be chilled airtight for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; calories from fat 39%; protein 2.4g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 5.1g; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 0.3g; sodium 112mg; cholesterol 57mg.
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