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Tart AND sweet….totally delicious!

I have eaten many (I mean a WHOLE LOT) of lemon squares, and I’ve tried at least three recipes for making them at home, and this is my favorite (over bakery-bought, even).  Thank you’s go out to Bonnie at Recipes Happen for sharing this wonderfully easy family (her family, to be specific) recipe.

Crust: 3/4 cup soft butter, 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/3 cup powdered sugar — mix (I used a pastry blender/cutter) and press into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Filling: 3 beaten eggs, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4-1/3 cup lemon juice, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind — blend with hand mixer, pour over warm crust, and bake 20 minutes

Dust with powdered sugar — cool completely and ENJOY!

My main problem with making lemon squares has always been the CRUST. It always crumbles on me, and I’ve never been able to actually PICK UP one of my lemon squares. This crust set up perfectly, cut nicely for serving, and holds together when you pick one up by hand. Love!