Lemon Squares

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by CountryLady

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

Top Review by Shasha

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

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.

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