Lemon Squares

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Lemon Squares

Ingredients

Crust

1¾ cups flour

¼ cup cornstarch

¾  cup confectioners sugar

½ tsp salt

12 Tbsp (1 and ½ sticks) cold butter cut in pieces

Filling

Zest of 2 lemons

Juice of 4 lemons

4 eggs

3 Tbsp flour

1½ cups sugar

1/3 cup milk (low-fat is fine)

¼ tsp salt

Extra confectioners for dusting the top of the Lemon Squares

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine dry ingredients in a food processor or a bowl.

Pulse in butter to food processor or mix in a bowl with a pastry cutter or fork.

Dough will look like cornmeal.

Coat a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. (I like to line mine with parchment paper first, but you can skip that step.)

Refrigerate for 15 minutes before baking.

Bake for about 20 minutes until crust is lightly browned.

While crust is baking make filling.

Combine all ingredients for filling in a large bowl and whisk together until well blended.

When crust comes out of the oven, turn the temperature to 325 degrees, pour filling on top of the hot crust, return to oven and bake another 20 minutes.

Allow Lemon Squares to cool completely before dusting the top with powdered sugar.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

 

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