snack saturday

Lemon Squares

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  • To make crust: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, 2 cups of the flour, and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Scrape mixture into the pan and smooth. Bake 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Grate the rind of the lemon and add the rind, along with 6 tablespoons of lemon juice, to the egg mixture. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour and the baking powder over the mixture. Fold in the nuts and mix until well blended. Pour the lemon mixture into the crust.
  • Bake for another 35 minutes, until filling is set. Let cool before cutting.

    Doreen said...

    That picture is so yummy! Always forget about that bar and so easy!!!! Will have to make a batch when we return from the Black Hills later this week!!! Thanks for the tasty post;-)

    Zanymouse said...

    I can't wait until my kitchen finds its way home. I miss baking the most. ((sigh))

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