How to Make Luscious Lemon Squares with Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Lemon Squares, Cut in Pieces

Homemade lemon bars that are impossible to resist are these luscious lemon squares made from my great-grandmother’s recipe. This cookie has a pastry-like bottom with a second layer of baked in lemon cream curd filling and is topped off with a mere dusting of confectioners’ sugar. If you want something for a special occasion or just to treat your family and friends, then these are the best lemon dessert you could possibly ask for. Therefore, let me show you how easy it is to make them.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Lemon Bars

One thing I want to mention is the importance of an accurate measure of your baking powder.  Always measure out your baking powder or soda with a measuring spoon and keep it level. 

Also, did you know that Rumford Baking Powder is one of the only baking powders without aluminum?  You may want to check your brand of baking powder first before that holiday baking. Otherwise, you may be eating extra aluminum.

Give grandmas’ recipe a try because I am confident that you will love them once you taste these lemony delights.

Next time, I will give you a yummy anise cookie recipe for those that love the flavor of licorice!

Lemon Squares, Uncut in Pan

Luscious Lemon Squares

1 cup of margarine (or butter)
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar
2 and 1/3 cups of unsifted flour
4 eggs
1 and 3/4 cups of sugar
1/3 cup of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

Cream margarine with the one-half cup of confectioners’ sugar.  Add two cups of flour and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.  Pat and press evenly into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.  Bake at 350-degrees for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the eggs, sugar, remaining, one-third cup of flour, lemon juice and baking powder in a blender.  Blend a few seconds until well-mixed.

Pour the blended mixture over the crust that has baked for 20 minutes.  Then return to the oven and bake 25 minutes longer or until it appears golden brown.

Cool completely and then dust with the remaining confectioners’ sugar.

ENJOY!

Luscious Lemon Squares
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Homemade lemon bars that are impossible to resist are these luscious lemon squares made from my great-grandmother’s recipe with a pastry-like bottom with a second layer of baked in lemon cream curd filling that is topped off with a mere dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lemon dessert, grandma’s recipe, lemon bars, lemon curd filling, lemon squares, lemon squares recipe, luscious lemon squares
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 and 1/3 cups of unsifted flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 and 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
Instructions
  1. Cream margarine with the one-half cup of confectioners’ sugar. Add two cups of flour and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Pat and press evenly into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350-degrees for about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, sugar, remaining, one-third cup of flour, lemon juice and baking powder in a blender. Blend a few seconds until well-mixed.
  3. Pour the blended mixture over the crust that has baked for 20 minutes. Then return to the oven and bake 25 minutes longer or until it appears golden brown.
  4. Cool completely and then dust with the remaining confectioners’ sugar.
  5. ENJOY!

Those that can’t get enough awesome lemon flavor in their desserts should check out my best lemon bread recipe, lemon cake pie, lemon custard pie, and my lemon layer cake recipe that are wonderful. Also, there are many more great lemon related cookies, pies, cakes, etc. that you can find through my search box.

Visit Beauty Cooks Kisses Blog for more home-tested recipes from my kitchen as well as other helpful posts to better your life!

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1 Comment

  1. janetfaye
    December 18, 2011 / 9:10 am

    Your Lemon Bars sound delicious!

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