Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lemon Squares

There are lots of variations of these out there - What I did was I took a few recipes from on line and some of the comment and suggestions to create these tangy bars.


1 C Butter, soft
1/2 C White Sugar
2 C AP Flour
5 Eggs, room temp
1 1/3 C White Sugar
1/3 C AP Flour
1 C Fresh Lemon Juice
Pinch of salt
Zest of 1 Lemon
1C Icing Sugar
Enough Lemon Juice to make Glaze

Directions -

1- Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13x2 pan with parchment paper - spray with Pam.

2 - In a medium bowl blend soft butter, 2 c Flour and 1/2 c sugar - this will make a soft dough, press into the lined pan and cook in oven until golden and firm - this will take about 20 mins, keep an eye on it towards the end of the time.

3 - In another bowl mix together the eggs, 1 1/3 c sugar, 1/3 c flour, 1 c lemon juice, salt and zest and salt. Pour over the baked crust. Bake for an additional 20 or so mins until it looks done. I let it cook until the edges started to turn a bit brown.

4 - The bars will get firm as it cools. After the bars are cooled lift the whole piece out of the pan and cut into squares. Mix together the icing sugar and lemon juice to a consistency you are happy with and drizzle over the bars.


  1. Edgar you are wonderful. With us getting 8 eggs a day from the hens I am grateful for any recipe which uses eggs! Will try this tomorrow xxx

  2. I'm going to make these!
    I'm going to try them gluten free... will let you know how they turn out.

  3. I'm so glad you posted this! I thought they looked wonderful when I saw them on your blog!!! :-)

  4. Hi Edgar,
    My daughter is home sick today and I think lemon bars may be just what she needs to recover. Making them this afternoon.