Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lemon Squares from Mom

I am still on my citrus kick!  
Must be my visit to Miami?!
So, I thought I'd share with you today, my mom's famous
Lemon Squares


These lemon squares are a family favorite because they are sweet and tangy with a crust that is unbelievably good!  Don't you just want to stick your fork into the picture?  Here's how to make 'em.  Now I know there are a lot of lemon square recipes out there, some are pretty similar to these, but this was a recipe that my mom had in her recipe box and used for years and years.  I know you'll be glad I shared it!

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 eggs
4 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups sugar
4 Tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Melt butter in a 9 x 13 pan in the oven.  Mix flour and powdered sugar together.  Stir into the melted butter and press on the bottom of the pan, not the sides.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Beat eggs and lemon juice, not frothy.  Mix 2 cups of sugar, 4 Tbsp flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt.  Add to the egg/lemon juice mixture.  Pour entire mixture onto hot crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and sift powdered sugar on top.  Cut into bars while warm and then refrigerate.




Boy does that bring me back...
These are the best lemon squares and they won't last long in your house.
Lemon is so refreshing and totally says Summer...yep, I am skipping ahead!  :)

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!