Perfect Lemon Squares

Perfect Lemon Squares


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About this recipe: These are so easy. Sweet and tangy with a perfect shortbread crust.

Sierra Schaffer

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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