Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Courtesy of pastry chef, Anna Olsen .... these are the best selling treat at her Toronto bakery! The cooking time includes cooling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350 F; butter and line the bottom of a 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, salt, cornmeal and icing sugar; cut in butter until the texture of coarse meal (dough will be crumbly).
  3. Press dough into pan and bake for 15-18 minutes, until it just begins to colour around the edges; allow to cool.
  4. Filling: Whisk together all ingredients for filling until smooth and pour over crust.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until set and a crust is visible on top of the squares.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes, then chill for at least 2 hours.
  7. To Assemble: cut squares and serve, dusted with icing sugar.


Most Helpful

It was too tart and the filling had a weird consistency. I don't know what I did wrong.

Shasha May 07, 2006

I made these tonight but made the crust on a food processor, easy to put together, I was lucky to get a taste of these, they flew out the door with my son and his fiance. Delicious and slightly creamy, verrrrry tart! thanks for sharing... this is a wonderful recipe for lemon bars!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz December 02, 2005

amazing dessert for formal or informal nights. always a hit at a party. medium difficulty, sweet but not overly-sweet and not just another chewy pastry.

cooking whiz 1990 December 01, 2005

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