Lemon Squares With Candied Ginger

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

A family favourite, we all love lemon squares these are extra yummy! Source: an old newspaper clipping, from ????

Top Review by Mommy2two

These are fantastic! I have been wanting to make lemon squares for quite a while, and when I found this recipe with candied ginger in it I had to give it a try. It tastes wonderful--not too "lemony"--just the right combination of sweet-tart. I added more zest than the recipe called for and that hasn't hurt them at all. I didn't have dessicated coconut so I used regular sweetned dried coconut--it made them a little more difficult to cut, but nothing too bad. I used the zest of 2 med. lemons (as well as a little lime zest I had on hand), but only about 1 1/2 lemons worth of juice.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crust:.
  2. In medium bowl or food processor combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture starts to hold together.
  3. Press mixture into bottom of 8 or 9 inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper or make sure it is well buttered.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool slightly.
  6. Topping:.
  7. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with sugar until light and creamy.
  8. Mix flour with baking powder and stir into egg mixture.
  9. Add lemon peel and juice,coconut and ginger, stir well.
  10. Pour topping mixture over baked crust, bake for 20 minutes in 350 degree oven until just set.
  11. Cool on rack. Cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar, if desired.
  12. This will yield approximately 25 squares,depending on how you cut them.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

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