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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 140.3
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.4 mg
  • Sodium: 71.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

View full nutritional breakdown of BEST LEMON SQUARES calories by ingredient
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Number of Servings: 16


    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
    1 stick (8 tbs) butter, melted but not hot

    2 large eggs
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 1/2 TBS all-purpose flour
    6 TBS juice from 2 lemons
    2 tsp finely grated lemon zest


Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Fit an 8 x 16 piece of heav-duty foil across pan bottom and up the 2 sides as foil overhangs to pull bars from pan. Spray foil with vegetable oil spray.

Mix flour, salt, confectioner's sugar in a medium bowl; stir in butter to form dough. Press dough into pan bottom (the bottom of a measuring cup dipped in flour helps). Bake until pale golden, about 20 minutes.

While pastry bakes, whisk eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice and zest in a medium bowl.

Remove pan from oven, add lemon mixture and continue to bake until just set, about 20 minutes longer; let cool in pan for a few minutes and then using foil handles, pull bars from pan and set on a wire rack. Cool until room temperature. Cut into squares and serve.

Serving Size: 16 small squares

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DCONNER6.

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