Lemon Hazelnut Squares

Author: Canadian Living

With a lively taste and buttery texture, these nutty lemon squares from the "Midsummer Eve's Picnic" menu in the June issue of Canadian Living pack perfectly for a picnic.

  • Portion size 20 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped hazelnut
Topping:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon icing sugar

Method

In food processor or bowl, mix flour with icing sugar. Add butter; pulse or cut in with pastry blender or 2 knives until in fine crumbs. Stir in hazelnuts.

Press handfuls of dough together; pat evenly into greased 8-inch (2 L) square metal cake pan. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly on rack.

Topping:
Meanwhile, in bowl, beat eggs with sugar until pale and thickened; beat in lemon rind and juice, flour and baking powder. Pour over base.

Bake until set in centre and golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on rack. Dust with icing sugar. Loosen edges with paring knife. Cut into squares in pan. (Make-ahead: With spatula, lift squares out of pan. Store in single layer in airtight container for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per square:</b> about

  • Sodium 63 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 125.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 42 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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