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Lemon Squares Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jill Weil
Added: Monday, December 18, 2006

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For the crust:
1/2 lb. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 c. flour
1/8 tsp. kosher salt

For the filling:
6 extra large eggs, at room temperature
3 c. granulated sugar
2 T. grated lemon zest (4 - 6 lemons)
1 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 c. flour
Confectioners sugar, for dusting

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 F.

For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine the flour and salt and with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 by 13 by 2 inch baking sheet, building up a 1/2 inch edge on all sides. Chill.

Bake the crust for 15 - 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Leave the oven on.

For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 - 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature. Cut into triangles and dust with confectioners sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20 squares or 40 triangles
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Makes a slightly tart treat. Some people are not chocoholics. This dessert is for them!

 

 

 

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