Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

The title says it all. I ran across this yummy recipe in a booklet published by my local grocery store.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl with mixer, beat butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar until mixture is smoothly blended.
  2. Add 2 cups flour to butter mixture.
  3. Beat until well mixed.
  4. Pat dough into a ball.
  5. Press evenly into a buttered and floured 9- by 13-inch pan.
  6. Bake in 350°F oven until golden, about 20 minutes.
  7. While dough bakes, in a food processor or bowl with mixer, whirl granulated sugar, remaining 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, grated lemon peel, lemon juice, and eggs to blend.
  8. Pour onto hot crust.
  9. Bake until the lemon mixture is no longer runny in the center (cut to test), 35 to 40 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and dust with remaining 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.
  11. Cool in pan on a rack.
  12. With a sharp knife, divide into 24 squares.
  13. Store in airtight container up to 2 days or can be frozen to store longer.
Most Helpful

Sharlene, where has the recipe been all my life! We love lemony desserts, and this is going to be our new favorite. I used a beautiful organic lemon from my own tree, peel and juice. The teste of lemon is powerful, a real pucker-upper!

Mirj April 20, 2002

This will be a favorite. I like LOTS of pudding, so I made an extra 1/2 of the pudding recipe. Thanks for a sweet/tart treat!

mammamia #2 July 30, 2008

This was a really good recipe, the square was quite substantial and had nice height. It was very lemony and tasty! The base fit into a 9 x 13 pan nicely. My oven runs a little hot so the bottom did burn a bit, but next time I will adjust the temperature and cooking time accordingly. Thanks!

Little Squirrel September 28, 2007