Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lemon Square

I really love all things lemon.  I love the taste, the smell, everything! And this means I love lemon squares, but I have never made them before.  A blog that I follow Lilly Ella posted a recipe to lemon squares last week, and yesterday I made them! I am going to copy and condense her recipe but please click the link above to visit her blog and her recipe.

2 cups flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter

4 eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp finely grated lemon peel
3/4 cup juice of lemon
1/4 cup of milk
powdered sugar for garnish

Heat oven to 350°.  In a large bowl mix flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry blender until it looks like coarse crumbs.

Press the dough mixture firmly into the pan and bake 18 minutes (don’t overcook).

Grate a lemon for your zest

In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs, mix in sugar, flour, cream, lemon peel and lemon juice.  I squeezed 4 lemons and used fresh lemon juice, and NOT the artificial kind.  I just like to use fresh things when I can and it was really easy to do.  

Pour filling over hot crust and bake 18 minutes until center is set. It won’t look much different but will turn from a liquid to solid consistency.

Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill in the fridge until cold, sift powdered sugar on top before serving. Enjoy!

These were super yummy and the crust was delicious!

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