Wednesday, June 3

Pappy's Lemon Squares

I made lemon squares for my dad's birthday because he likes them and I remember his mom, my grandma Nanny, making them. My mom says it was his sister's recipe. This is not their recipe, it's just one I found through All recipes and Joy of Baking. There's room to make it more or less lemony, and so if you're not sure how lemony you want it, err on side of the smaller measurement. I like mine really lemony and made them with 1/2 cup.

Lemon Squares for Pappy
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1/8 tsp salt

2 eggs
1 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 to 1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Preheat oven to 315 degrees F. Grease a 8x8 inch pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut or grate butter into the mixture and combine with hands or pastry blender. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Heat oven to 350. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until light. Combine the sugar, baking powder and 2 tablespoons flour so there will be no flour lumps. Stir the sugar mixture into the eggs. Finally, stir in the lemon juice and zest. Pour over the prepared crust and return to the oven.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bars are set and slightly browned on top. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Sift powdered sugar on top.

Perfect, sweet, slightly zesty and tangy summer dessert!

{image belongs to yi}


  1. These lemon squares were so good! We cut them into small nuggets of lemon joy and made them last!!

    I'm wondering if you can tell your cute clock over on the right that you are in the Central Time Zone since it's either five hours slow or seven hours fast for us. :)

  2. Oh, Erin! These were absolutely scrumptious!!! Thanks for bringing them for your dad's birthday!!! I went crazy over them (as I hope you did not notice ;o) ).