Dessert Recipe: The Lemonyest Lemon of the Lemon Squares

Dessert Recipe: The Lemonyest Lemon of the Lemon Squares
Lemon Squares are delightfully tart and so enjoyably spring-y!
 
This lemon square recipe adds lemon zest for a bit of bite in the filling, and uses a shortbread crust to not compete with the lemon flavor, making them LEMONY Lemon Squares. 
 
A hit as a dessert, served them plated with Raspberry Coulis and Raspberries on top for an easy but attractive and tasty presentation. Cut them into smaller squares placed in mini-cupcake wrappers for serving at a dessert table at a party or buffet. A perfect blend of tart and sweet! This lemon square recipe can be made one to two days in advance.
Extra tart Lemon square close up.
Extra tart Lemon square close-up.

Lemon Square Recipe

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THE LEMONYEST LEMON OF THE LEMON SQUARES

April 9, 2021
: Makes 9 full size serving squares or 21-24 mini-squares
: Easy recipe

Lemon Squares are delightfully tart and so enjoyably spring-y. This recipe adds lemon zest for a bit of bite in the filling, and uses a shortbread crust to not compete with the lemon flavor, making them LEMONY Lemon Squares. A hit as a dessert, served them plated with Raspberry Coulis and Raspberries on top for an easy but attractive and tasty presentation. Cut them into smaller squares placed in mini-cupcake wrappers for serving at a dessert table at a party or buffet. A perfect blend of tart and sweet!

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Ingredients
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cups lemon juice (freshly squeezed packs the best tangy tart punch)
  • lemon zest, to taste
  • Fresh Meyer Lemons add a particularly tart note. If this extra tanginess is not desired, increase the sugar to 1 3/4 cups.
  • Lemon Powdered Sugar
  • Raspberries (optional, but pretty and flavor-enhancing)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Step 2 First, make the crust. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Step 3 In a food processor, process butter, sugar, flour, and salt until crumbs are formed.
  • Step 4 Evenly spread dough onto the baking dish.
  • Step 5 Bake crust for 15 -18 minutes, until the edges are golden.
  • Step 6 Let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Step 7 Now the lemon square filling. While the crust is baking, prepare the filling.
  • Step 8 In a bowl, whisk eggs and sugar. Add flour, whisk again, make sure there are no lumps. Add lemon juice and whisk to incorporate.
  • Step 9 Pour mixture over the crust.
  • Step 10 Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is set.
  • Step 11 Let it cool in the pan for 1 hour
  • Step 12 Cover with foil and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Step 13 Remove from pan together with the foil.
  • Step 14 Slice into squares.
  • Step 15 Dust with powdered sugar, add raspberries if desired, and serve.
  • Step 16


Lemon Square Garnish Tips
Lemon Squares
Fresh Meyer Lemons add a particularly tart note. If this extra tanginess is not desired, increase the sugar to 1 3/4 cups.

Raspberry Coulis drizzled on the plate or served on the side looks and tastes amazing with lemon. I like mine served in a small dipping cup, with lemon squares cut into dipping size sticks like lady fingers.

A sprig of mint adds burst of pretty color

Lemony Lemon Squares Recipe on Quite A Kitchen
These lemon squares are SO Lemon-y! This recipe makes perfectly tart yet sweet lemon squares!

 

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