Perfect Lemon Squares

    45 mins

    These are so easy. Sweet and tangy with a perfect shortbread crust.

    15 people made this

    Makes: 12 

    • Crust
    • 165 g all-purpose flour
    • 50 g white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 35 g ground almonds
    • 115 g softened butter
    • Filling
    • 110 g brown sugar
    • 50 g white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 25 g flaked coconut, toasted
    • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
    • 60 ml lemon juice

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. For the crust: Place flour, white sugar, lemon zest, and the ground almonds in a mixing bowl. Add the softened butter and mix with your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
    4. While the crust is baking, stir together the brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, and the baking powder in a bowl. Add the eggs, coconut, lemon zest, and lemon juice; whisk until the sugars have dissolved; pour over the crust.
    5. Return to the oven and bake until the lemon filling has firmed, about 15 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting.

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    Left a super bad aftertaste & looked a little slimey. I was embarassed to serve it to my family. Check out a different recipe!  -  16 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great Recipe 5 stars! Will be making this one again! I used pecans instead of almonds. I lightly sprinkled powder sugar while still warm on the top. Make sure they are cool before cutting as per the recipe. Also, left out the coconut flakes! Not a big fan of coconut. Thank you for sharing  -  04 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    tart, tasty, tangy! leave out the cooconut!  -  07 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)