Luscious lemon squares

Luscious lemon squares


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About this recipe: Imagine all of the lemony loveliness of a zesty lemon tart made simple as a traybake, then cut into sumptuous squares for serving. Now the fruits of your imagination have come true with this recipe! The lemon 'tart' mixture of lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, flour and sugar is poured into a shortcrust pastry base, baked and set, then dusted with icing sugar.


Serves: 32 

  • 280g plain flour
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 120ml lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Mix 225g of flour and the icing sugar together. Rub in the butter till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Press the mixture into a 20x30cm baking tin.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Beat together eggs, sugar, remaining flour, lemon juice and lemon zest for at least 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the baked base.
  5. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with icing sugar when cooled.

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Reviews (3)


I agree that equal amounts of flour and butter is too much. I added more flour to get the breadcrumbs right. Tasted fine. Will make again. - 10 Sep 2016


It is nice and straightforward, but for the base, you need to use less butter or more flour, like a shortbread base, having equal quantities of butter and flour was too much. - 18 Feb 2016


This was really scrummie, my boys enjoyed it hot or cold. - 30 Jul 2014

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