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Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares
11 votes, 4.36 avg. rating (86% score)
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Yield: 24 squares

Our readers tell us this recipe for lemon squares is always a big hit at parties, and we couldn't agree more! The sweet and tart flavors blend in perfect harmony.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup margarine


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour and sugar for crust, and cut in margarine. Press into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes.



  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Combine ingredients for the filling, and pour onto the baked crust. Bake for 25 more minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut in squares and serve when cool.
Updated Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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6 Responses to Lemon Squares

  1. Anonymous July 15, 2002 at 11:35 am #

    Absolutely delightful!

  2. Anonymous November 28, 2002 at 8:38 pm #

    I thought this recipe was marvelous! I made it as one of our Thanksgiving desserts and it was a big hit. I had a lemon square recipe from years ago and lost it. This Lemon Square recipe has taken it place.

  3. LeeAnn Long July 27, 2003 at 10:57 am #

    I add 2 Tbsp of fresh grated lemon zest..makes a great flavor even better. Enjoy

  4. Melissa Jones September 28, 2003 at 9:50 pm #

    As a Yankee at heart who lives in and loves Naples, Forida, I decided to make this recipe, substituting key lime juice in equal amounts for lemon juice. It was terrific! Everyone loved them at a party I catered in Naples. I used a bottled key lime juice and then put them on a platter with fresh blackberries and they tasted and looked great.

  5. Anonymous August 28, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    Great recipe. Big hit.

  6. Anonymous May 13, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    The crust is too greasy, and the filling is too sweet, you can’t taste much of the lemon.

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