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Lemon Squares, on board with corner piece cut.

Lemon Squares

Luscious lemon squares with a buttery crust and sweet and lightly tart filling.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon bars, lemon squares
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 196kcal
Author Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird (recipe from my friend Beth)


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter, room temp (I used Kerrygold salted butter)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (more for sprinkling)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350º.  In medium bowl, combine flour, butter and powdered sugar with pastry cutter, wooden spoon or fingertips, until combined and holds together.  Pat evenly into a foil-lined and lightly sprayed 8"x 8" baking dish.  Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk together eggs, lemon juice, zest, sugar, 2T flour and baking powder until well combined.  Pour over baked crust and bake in center of oven for 25 more minutes.
  • Let cool on wire rack for 10 minutes or so, then gently pull out of pan by the aluminum foil edges.  Carefully remove bars from foil and place on a cutting board.  Dust with more powdered sugar and cut into bars, 12 to 16, depending on your size preference.


Line baking dish with aluminum foil and lightly spray with vegetable oil baking spray.  It will be much easier to remove the baked bars this way ~ they stick and are very delicate.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg