Lemon Squares

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
20 min
50 min

approximately 4 dozen

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Filling:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor combine flour, sugar and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Turn mixture out onto a 9 by 13-inch baking pan and press into an even layer, covering the pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until layer is light golden brown. While the crust is baking, in a large bowl over simmering water whisk the butter, 3/4 cup sugar and lemon juice until the mixture feels warm, sugar is completely melted and incorporated, and is lighter, about 5 minutes. Remove bowl from heat. Beat eggs with 1 tablespoon sugar until light and frothy. Temper hot lemon mixture into eggs then add eggs back into lemon, whisking constantly. Pour lemon mixture over hot crust, return pan to the oven and bake another 15 to 20 minutes until curd is set and crust is golden brown. Allow to cool completely on a rack. Cut into 2-inch squares.

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Made them for a family reuinion. Very easy and simple. Used a food processor to make the crust. Very flavorful. Kids enjoyed them, I did increase the juice and added a little cornstarch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my nephew's birthday and they were a big hit. Flaky crust and moist refreshing lemon curd on top. DELICOUS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really very good, but the recipe doesn't say what to do with the zest of one lemon that's listed in the ingredients. I added it to the curd right before pouring it over the crust. These were tart/sweet and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
they are so refreshing and savory! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a hit with my entire family and I am making them again for Easter dessert. Very easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood