Lemon Squares

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 143.2
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.8 mg
  • Sodium: 13.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Adapted from Martha Stewart Living Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Number of Servings: 36


    2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
    1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted, plus more for dusting (1 Tbsp)
    3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into tablespoon-size pieces
    6 large eggs
    3 cups granulated sugar
    Grated zest of 3 lemons
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons, freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 7 lemons)


1.Heat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour and confectioners' sugar. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gently pat into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish, and bake until crust is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer dish to a rack to cool.

2.Reduce oven to 300 degrees. Whisk together eggs and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Add lemon zest and juice, and combine. Sift in remaining 1/2 cup flour, and stir to combine. Pour filling onto baked crust, and bake until filling sets, about 40 minutes. Refrigerate until well chilled before slicing, 1 hour and preferably overnight. Dust with confectioners' sugar, slice into pieces with a sharp knife, and serve.

Serving Size: Makes 3 dozen (36 squares)

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KLWOZNIAK.

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