02 August 2009

Lemon Squares

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As my mother loves the color yellow and anything lemon, we had this delish dessert often growing up. The fact that it only takes approx 45 minutes to make and bake means that it is often my plan B when a dessert is needed in quick order for a dinner party or potluck.

Lemon Squares
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter (or margarine) softened
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix flour, butter and confectioner's sugar
  3. Press into ungreased square pan (8x8x2)
  4. Build up 1/2" edge
  5. Bake 20 minutes
  6. Beat remaining ingredients about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy
  7. Pour over hot crust
  8. Bake about 25 minutes longer or just until no imprint remains when touched lightly in center
  9. Cut into Squares


I have always sprinkled powdered sugar on the top of the cooled squares just before cutting and serving.

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1 comment:

  1. so pretty. you take really good pictures of food. ;)