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.
  • 2 love it too:

    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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