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Lemon Squares I Recipe

Lemon Squares I

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"These bars are perfect on a hot summer day."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. To make crust: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, 2 cups of the flour, and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Scrape mixture into the pan and smooth. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Grate the rind of the lemon and add the rind, along with 6 tablespoons of lemon juice, to the egg mixture. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour and the baking powder over the mixture. Fold in the nuts and mix until well blended. Pour the lemon mixture into the crust.
  4. Bake for another 35 minutes, until filling is set. Let cool before cutting.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2007

This recipe was lovely!!! The base recipe is some what larger than the filling so I doubled the filling mixture, and it turned out perfect!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2004

This recipe was good, but far too much crust to enjoy the lemony filling. I will cut down the flour, not the sugar in this one.


77 Ratings

Jan 04, 2004

Great recipe, but I agree that the original recipe is just too sweet. I used 1 1/4 cups of sugar in the lemon mixture (the original recipie calls for 2) and still found it a tad too sweet. I plan on using only 1 cup in the future.

Jan 04, 2004

I was impressed with these squares. They are very easy to make- I opted not to put the walnuts and instead used coconut. I also followed a couple of the reviews and added less sugar.

Feb 07, 2008

These squares are FANTASIC!!!!!! I didn't change a thing in the recipe. It was perfect! Great job. Thanks for the recipe.

Dec 10, 2003

I am obsessed with lemon squares, and although these were not the best I have tried, they were a good "bar type cookie". I am partial to a gooy lemon filling and a melt-in-your-mouth type crust. The filling was just ok and the crust was a tad too thick. But, they were loved by everyone else (who are not as picky as me about lemon squares!)

Apr 11, 2008

This recipe was great! I tried it with less crust as some people said, and it was too thin. Next time, I will use the normal amount of crust, and I will add more filling.

Dec 12, 2002

Good but way too sweet. I'll make this one again, but I'll cut the sugar by at least 1/2 cup. The cookie part was just right in a 9x12" pan. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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