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Lemon Squares Recipe

I'm expected to bring these bars to bridal showers and family gatherings. The combination of sweet and tart tastes is sure to please. —Mary Larson, Maplewood, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Pat into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 16-20 minutes or until set and top is golden brown.
  • 2. For topping, combine the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Pour over crust (pan will be full). Bake 16-20 minutes or until set and top is golden brown. Cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 145 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 128 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Lemon Squares

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"Don't know what I did wrong, as I followed the recipe exactly, but the top layer never set. I baked it for the maximum time and it turned golden brown, as stated in the direction, but was runny. I wanted to take them to my daughter, but they were too runny to transport. I ended up throwing them away. So disappointed."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Excellent taste and consistency."

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I took these to work and they were an instant hit! I've been requested to make them over and over. Good recipe"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"These are very good, but the topping could use less than 3 cups of sugar."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"These just melt in your mouth! They don't last long around my house."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010


Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"made these for Desert on Super Bowl Sunday, wow what a hit everyone loved them. yum yum 2 spoons up"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"These are truly delicious. My family asks for them often."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.