Lemon Squares

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    They are very, very easy to make and fabulously delicious. The lemon filling is like a gooey lemon curd.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 36 

    • For the base
    • 190g plain flour
    • 80g icing sugar
    • 170g butter, softened
    • For the lemon filling
    • 3 eggs
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 25g plain flour
    • 60ml lemon juice
    • 40g icing sugar for decoration

    Directions
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C. Grease a 20-23cm x 30cm x 5cm deep baking pan.
    2. Combine the base ingredients and pat dough into prepared pan.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until slightly golden.
    4. While the crust is baking, whisk together eggs, caster sugar, flour and lemon juice until frothy. Pour this lemon mixture over the hot base.
    5. Return to the preheated oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust the top with icing sugar and cut into squares.

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    1119

    My alterations make this a five star recipe, in my opinion, but as written, it needs work to suit my family. I like my lemon bars tart, not sickening sweet. Here's what I do: Decrease temp to 350 degrees. Leave crust the same, put in 9 x 13 enameled metal pan. Bake 15 min. For filling, double flour and eggs, use 1 C lemon juice and 1 3/4 C sugar. Add 3 drops yellow food coloring. Bake 20 min.  -  04 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    570

    These are easy and delicious. I hate when people review recipes and then say "Don't make the original recipe, use my changes". I like to follow the original recipe and then rate it for what it's worth. I liked this and thought they were tasty!  -  08 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    407

    DOUBLE the ingredients for the crust. And for the rest of the recipe, DO what GOURMETMOMMY does-decrease temp to 350 degrees. Put in 9 x 13 enameled metal pan. Bake 15 min. For filling, double flour and eggs, use 1 C lemon juice and 1 3/4 C sugar. Add 3 drops yellow food coloring. Bake 20 min. With these changes to the recipe, you will get delicious lemon bars! Do NOT use the original recipe!  -  09 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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