Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Bowl Full of Lemons: Creamy Lemon Squares

The other day I bought a big bag of lemons from Costco. I love anything made with lemon so I was really excited to get home and start baking with them. First I made these bars. I had seen the recipe for them a while back and I have been meaning to try them ever since. Next I plan of making lemonade, then after that, if there are any left, I am going to make a lemon cake.

Creamy Lemon Squares 
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened, plus more for pan
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar, plus more for dusting
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
4 Egg Yolks
1 (14 ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (3-4 lemons)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and line an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper, letting the paper hang over two of the sides, (this will make it easier to remove the lemon squares from the pan). In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat together the butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the flour until just combined. Press mixture into the prepared baking dish, poke pressed dough all over with a fork, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until slightly golden. While crust is baking prepare the filling. Whisk together the lemon juice, yolks, and the sweetened condensed milk until smooth and thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into baked crust and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until set. Allow to cool in pan then place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before cutting. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart


  1. I love lemon bars. I'm definitely making these.

  2. I love anything with lemons too, and these look heavenly!! My mouth is watering looking at your pictures! :)

  3. I LOOOVE Lemon Bars/squares/cirlces/whatever...these look awesome! :D


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