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Lemon Squares Recipe

This recipe for lemon squares is so delicious and very easy to make! There are many different recipes for lemon squares but what I really like about this particular one is that the crust is thin and so is the layer of lemon custard. It’s a delicate treat that isn’t too sweet.

Lemon squares on a white plate.
Lemon squares on a white plate.
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Lemon Squares

A delicate and delicious lemony treat

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon squares
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 290 kcal
Author carissa


For the crust

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 sticks butter salted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

For the filling

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tbs lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs lemon zest


For the crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a large baking sheet. Line it with parchment paper then also grease the parchment paper.

  2. Add the flour and powdered sugar to a large bowl and mix together.

  3. Grate the butter into the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to work the butter into the flour and sugar. Mix well until a crumbly dough forms.

  4. Evenly press the dough into the parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 10 min or until the crust has turned a light golden color.

  6. While the crust is baking work on the filling.

For the filling

  1. Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Slowly add in the sugar while whisking. Then add the lemon juice, baking powder, salt, flour and lemon zest and continue whisking until well combined.

  2. Once the crust is done. Pour the filling on top of the crust. Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the filling has set.

  3. Let cool completely then cut into squares. Dust with powdered sugar. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Squares
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 413IU8%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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