CREAMY LEMON SQUARES

Creamy lemon squares are a delightful treat with a zesty lemon flavor and a rich, creamy texture. Perfect for dessert or a sweet snack, these squares are sure to impress your family and friends.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

For the filling:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and line it with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to easily lift the lemon squares out later.
  2. Prepare the Crust:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
  • Add the softened butter and mix with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, and heavy cream. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
  1. Bake:
  • Pour the filling over the slightly cooled crust.
  • Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set and slightly golden around the edges.
  1. Cool and Chill:
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set completely.
  1. Serve:
  • Once the lemon squares are chilled and set, use the parchment paper overhang to lift them out of the pan.
  • Cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar before serving if desired.

Enjoy these creamy lemon squares as a refreshing and indulgent dessert!

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