Another UPDATE--last night I made these in an 8 by 8 pan. I halved the recipe that I had increased by 25% already. If you make in an 8 by 8 pan, I recommend these measurements: 1 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 cup powedered sugar, 1/2 cups plus 2 TBSP melted butter. For filling I used 2 and about 1/2 eggs (if you can separate and egg into halves, otherwise 2 will be ok too), 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 plus 1/8 tsp baking powder, 1/2 plus 1/2 TBSP flour, 1/3 cup plus 1 TBSP and 1/2 tsp lemon juice PLUS the zest of 1 lemon.
I know this sounds like a lot, but they really do work well. For the crust, bake at 315, but only until the crust is still soft. It should still look slightly raw in the middle. Bake the crust plus filling for about 40 mins in the 315 oven. Seriously, these are SO AMAZING, I could eat the whole pan. Baking them this way keeps the crust soft and not brick hard. Good luck!
UPDATE--shortbread crust is only hard if refrigerated. I do not recommend storing these in the fridge. Keep them on the counter and they will be fine.
Love the flavor, and as suggested by someone else, I increased whole recipe by 25%. HOWEVER, the crust never browns, and so I kept waiting for it to do so, and as a result the shortbread crust was like a ROCK.
As a warning, do NOT cook the crust more than 15 mins in a 315 degree oven. Do NOT wait for it to brown. In fact, if I did it again, I might cook the crust 10 mins only.
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Another UPDATE--last night I made these in an 8 by 8 pan. I halved the recipe that I had...