Treat Yourself to Easy Lemon Squares

Tangy, Rich Lemon Squares

Tangy, Rich Lemon Squares

They’re one of  my favourite decadent treats–chocolate eclairs and creme brûlée being two others. But while those are a bit time-consuming and fiddly to make, I recently discovered that, to the delight of my family and friends, Lemon Squares are very simple–just 5 ingredients! Enjoy this recipe.

Lemon Squares

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Juice of 2 lemons

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, 1/2 cup of the sugar, and 2 cups of the flour until texture resembles fine bread crumbs. Press this into the bottom of an ungreased 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until edges are just starting to become lightly golden.

Meantime, stir together the rest of the sugar and flour; whisk in the 4 eggs and the lemon juice. Pour mixture over the baked crust, and return the pan to the over for another 20 minutes. Allow to cool, and cut into squares.

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