Lemon Squares


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The crust has the buttery richness of shortbread, and the tart filling will remind you of lemon meringue pie. –Weekapaug Inn, Weekapauge, Rhode Ialand


2 cups flour
1/2 pound butter (or half butter, half oleo)
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons lemon juice (juice from 2 lemons)
Grated rind of 2 lemons
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


Cream together the 2 cups flour, butter, and ½ cup confectioners’ sugar. Spread into a 13x9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Crust should be a pale gold at edge.

In a bowl, mix eggs, granulated sugar, and salt. Then blend in lemon juice and rind. Sift ¼ cup flour and 2 teaspoons confectioners sugar into egg mixture; fold in. Pour egg mixture over crust and return to oven for 30 minutes. Sift confectioners’ sugar over top after taking from the oven, if desired.

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Makes 10-12 large squares

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