Luscious Lemon Squares

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher

My favorite lemon square recipe evah!

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher








Size: makes 1 dozen 3" squares

1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dish
1 tsp plus 1 tbsp finely grated lemom zest
1/3 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp baking powder


Preheat oven to 350F.  Into a medium bowl, sift together 1  1/2 cups flour, the confectioners’ sugar, and the salt.  Cut in the butter, 1 tsp zest, and almonds until mixture just clings together.

Press mixture into a lightly buttered 9 x 13″ baking dish.  Bake until just firm and lightly golden, about 20 minutes.  Let cool slightly before filling.

In a large nonreactive bowl (ie…glass), stir to-gether the granulated sugar, eggs, lemon juice, baking powder, and remaining 1/4 cup flour and tbsp zest until combined.  Pour into prepared crust.

Bake until filling is set and lightly browned, 25 – 30 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Cut into squares.

Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email

Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ


Sign up for our email newsletter
You Might Like...
January 06, 2019

Visiting Cuba.

February 18, 2016

Dr. Seuss Family Festival

December 06, 2020

Pinwheel Cookies