Lemon Squares

Looking for a light, spring-like treat to accompany this beautiful weather? These lemon squares are perfect for afternoon tea, a baby shower, or just a special treat.  They’re easy to make, too, which is great for baking with kids over Spring Break!

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares
Yields 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1 c. flour
  2. 1/2 c. margarine or butter, softened
  3. 1/4 c. icing sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 c. sugar
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1/4 tsp. salt
  8. 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preaheat oven to 350. Cream margarine, flour and icing sugar.
  2. Press into 9 inch pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool in fridge while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients and beat until fluffy.
  5. Pour over crust.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  7. Cool, and cut into 16 squares.
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The recipe doubles well, but make sure to bake it in separate pan, so it will bake evenly. They also freeze well. Put them into a freezer-safe container, with layers of wax paper between, to keep a delicious treat on hand in the event of unexpected company.

We’ll be taking these squares as we go visit family this March Break. We’re also planning a trip to the Toronto Zoo and some swimming and skating. Do you have any special family plans coming up?

 

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Marya R

I live in Bowmanville, and am a mom to four young boys - it can get a little loud in my house. I am a Christian, a part-time French teacher, a piano teacher and former homeschooler. I love finding the best deals, which will come in handy when our boys become hungry teenagers! We just moved to a house with more outdoor space, and I'm still getting used to life in the country (a walk around the block is a lot longer here!).

10 comments

  1. Those look delicious! I’ve tried many different versions of lemon squares, but I’ve never actually made them myself. I may just have to change that with this recipe!

  2. I love lemon squares. They are one of my favorites. My sister-in-law also makes cranberry-lime ones that are divine.

  3. What a perfect spring treat. I love lemon bars, and now I want to make a batch desperately.

  4. it looks yumm. . . mind if i copy your recipe and try to make it for my fam? thanks ahead

  5. Sometimes I can eat lemon sweet treats and other times I can’t. I prefer berry flavors, but I will eat the crunchy, crispy, crumbly and crusty parts of any treat. I went to the Toronto Zoo and had a blast. My favorite part was seeing the polar bears swim behind this glass panel. It was amazing!

  6. Lemon Squares are perfect snack for Spring & this looks so delicious. The recipe looks pretty good & easy to make. I would love to try this over an weekend.

  7. lemon always makes me think of spring! Perfect time for these!

  8. Delicious! Will have to add this to my list of desserts to make soon!

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