So Simple Lemon Squares

These Lemon Squares are so simple and so good that I used to make them almost once a week when I was a kid. Only 8 ingredients that you probably have on hand!

We used to take a picnic to the beach most Sundays and these were almost always in the picnic cooler.

This was my Mom’s recipe as you may have deduced by now!  Only 3 ingredients for the base and 5 ingredients for the lemon layer.  And you probably have them on hand at any given time!

You can dust them with icing sugar when they are cool. It makes them look nice but they are actually sweet enough without it.

You can whip up the base ingredients in your food processor in no time at all.  Then you can beat the lemon layer ingredients while the base is pre-cooking.

These square keep well in the fridge and they freeze well…. so … Make Ahead!

You will get 16 1″ squares.  I cut them into 1/2 inch squares to serve them with The Royal Wedding Tea Party.  They were so dainty and cute.

Lemon Squares for Tea Time

 

 

And… they also went really well with my homemade Limoncello!

 

Limoncello bottle with lemons and shot glasses

 

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Only 8 ingredients you probably have on hand.
So Simple Lemon Squares
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Base
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
Lemon Layer
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • icing sugar for dusting optional
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Base
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
Lemon Layer
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • icing sugar for dusting optional
So Simple Lemon Squares
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pulse the base ingredients in your food processor until the butter is well incorporated. Press into and 8" X 8" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  3. Beat the eggs until a bit foamy. Add remaining lemon layer ingredients and beat to incorporate. Pour over the crust and bake a further 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Allow to cool and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar if desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
So Simple Lemon Squares
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Potassium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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