Lemon Squares Recipe

The best lemon squares recipe is right here! Pretty bold statement I know, but I make them just like my mom did and they’re always delicious. Of course you know it also has to be a simple recipe to get my seal of approval.

Cut lemon squares ready to serve on a white plate with lemons in the background.

 

For more citrus recipes try Lemon Lime Scones or an Orange Blossom Cocktail.

 

Lemons on a blue and white kitchen towel

 

Lemon squares only take a few steps to make and have a lovely presentation. When you bring these to the office potluck party or family gathering, you can expect to bring home an empty dish. No one can resist the light crumbly crust and a lemon filling that has just enough sweetness to satisfy.

 

Lemon Squares Recipe

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine flour, butter and powdered sugar. Mix well and press into the bottom of a 8×8 square baking pan making sure the bottom of the pan is completely covered. Place in 350 oven for 15 minutes.
  3. While crust is baking mix together eggs, granulated sugar, fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest. Pour mixture evenly over crust and return to the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Top with lemon glaze. See recipe below.

Lemon Glaze For Lemon Squares

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp water

Make a glaze by mixing sugar, lemon juice and water. Spread a thin layer of lemon glaze over the top of the lemon squares. Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe makes 25 squares when cut in about 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 inch rows.

 

Lemon square recipe ready to cut and serve.

Recipe Tip

Follow this tip for an easy way to remove the batch of lemon squares from the pan. Cut a piece of parchment paper the same width of the pan and just long enough to barely stick up over the top edge. Grease sides and bottom of pan with a little butter then place parchment paper on top. Spread flour mixture on top of paper and continue with the recipe.

After the lemon squares are cool, use a knife to loosen around the edge and then lift the paper to remove the lemon squares. Cut into squares and serve.

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Batch of lemon squares recipe cut to serve on white plate.

 

I hope you will enjoy this classic recipe for Lemon Squares. Thank you for letting me share one of our family favorites with you.

Cheers!

 

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Lemon Squares Recipe
Lemon Squares have a light crumbly crust and a lemon filling that has just enough sweetness to satisfy.
Cut lemon squares ready to serve on a white plate with lemons in the background.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 1 hours
Servings
squares
Ingredients
  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar Reserve For Glaze
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice Reserve For Glaze
  • 1 teaspoon water Reserve For Glaze
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 1 hours
Servings
squares
Ingredients
  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar Reserve For Glaze
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice Reserve For Glaze
  • 1 teaspoon water Reserve For Glaze
Cut lemon squares ready to serve on a white plate with lemons in the background.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine flour, butter and powdered sugar. Mix well and press into the bottom of a 8x8 square baking pan making sure the bottom of the pan is completely covered. Place in 350 oven for 15 minutes.
  3. While crust is baking mix together eggs, granulated sugar, fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest. Pour mixture over crust and return to the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. Make a glaze by mixing sugar, lemon juice and water. Spread a thin layer of lemon glaze over the top of the lemon squares.
  6. Cut into squares and serve.

12 thoughts on “Lemon Squares Recipe

  1. French Ethereal says:

    Yum, yum, yum!!! Michelle, can’t wait to try these. If I had a couple of lemons… they’d be out of the oven in an hour. 😉

    Thanks for another wonderful recipe,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

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