Lovely Lemon Squares

Lovely Lemon Squares 580 Image by: Lovely Lemon Squares 580 Author: Canadian Living

These classic squares have held a place on goodie trays for generations. They're quite simple to make. Take the time to squeeze the lemon juice for this recipe – the fresh flavour is worth the effort.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
Lemon Curd:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar

Method

In bowl, beat together butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy; stir in flour in 2 additions. Press into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven until golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Lemon Curd: In bowl, beat eggs with sugar until pale and thickened; beat in lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir in flour and baking powder. Pour over base, spreading evenly.

Bake 325?F (160?C) oven until centre is set but still jiggly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on rack. Dust with icing sugar. Cut into squares. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre .2 g
  • Sodium 44 mg
  • Sugars 8.5 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Calories 86.0
  • Total fat 3.3 g
  • Potassium 170 mg
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Saturated fat 2.0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 43 g

%RDI

  • Iron 0.3
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 31.0
  • Vitamin C 1.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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