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Luscious Lemon Squares

 162 Ratings
77 Comments
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 25

Everyone loves homemade lemon squares! These refreshing sweet and lightly tart lemon squares are Betty's Best.

Ingredients

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
Powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • 2 Mix flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press in ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, building up 1/2-inch edges.
  • 3 Bake crust 20 minutes.
  • 4 Beat granulated sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice, baking powder, salt and eggs with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool; dust with powdered sugar. Cut into about 1 1/2-inch squares.

Expert Tips

Grate only the yellow portion of the lemon; the white portion, or pith, is very bitter.

Rise to the occasion! Self-rising flour can be used in this recipe. (Do not omit baking powder and salt.)

To ensure recipe success, do not use vegetable oil spreads.

For a bright lemon color, add 4 to 6 drops of yellow food color with the eggs and sugar mixture.

One medium lemon should give you just enough peel and juice to make these refreshing bar cookies.

Make Lemon-Coconut Squares: Stir 1/2 cup flaked coconut into egg mixture in step 2.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 g
1%
Cholesterol
15 mg
15%
Sodium
80 mg
80%
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1 g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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