Perfect Lemon Squares

Perfect Lemon Squares

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Sierra S 2

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

Ingredients 2 h 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 228 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place 1 1/3 cups flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon 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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misty311
4/19/2010

Left a super bad aftertaste & looked a little slimey. I was embarassed to serve it to my family. Check out a different recipe!

azdiamond
2/4/2010

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:)

maries
9/9/2009

tart, tasty, tangy! leave out the cooconut!