Lemon Squares

"If you love lemon the way our family does you will love these lemon squares! Just the slightest hint of coconut in the bottom layers gives it just the right touch. Lemony delicious layer completes the top! Hmmmmm! So delicious you won't be able to stop at just one!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
36 squares




  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
  • Butter 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • In food processor combine 2 cups flour, butter pieces, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the coconut.
  • Process until moist clumps form.
  • Press onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Bake about 20 minutes, until edges are golden.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups sugar, eggs, lemon juice, baking powder and the remaining 1/4 cup flour until well blended.
  • Pour over hot crust.
  • Bake until topping is set and light brown, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Cut into squares and dust tops with powdered sugar.
  • Can be made 1 day ahead.
  • Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Makes 36 squares.

Questions & Replies

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  1. SHARON O.
    That’s the only question
  2. SHARON O.
    We will not be eating tonight bringing into work tomorrow. Should I refrigerate overnight and put confectionery sugar on tomorrow before serving?


  1. Miss Annie
    I had company for Sunday dinner and this recipe was a star!! Bev, you are right, it is so easy to make and has a wonderful lemon flavor. I followed the directions exactly, and everything was perfect. I did make them on Saturday and they kept very well.................well, there were a few pieces missing when dinner time came, but I put the dessert on individual plates, so guests couldn't see the gaping hole!!! Very good, and this will definately go in m T&T book. Thanks Bev, for posting one of your family favorites.
  2. Lorac
    I had a craving for something other than chocolate for a change. I picked a winner in making your Lemon Squares! I loved the coconut added to the crust, it added a little bit more texture. While I was at it, I added some to the filling. As it cooked, the coconut formed a thin chewey layer on top. Best of all, it wasn't overly sweet like some others I have tasted. Didn't even miss the chocolate!
  3. Laudee
    To: Bev My oh My, these Lemon Squares are delicious! They have just the right touch of lemon and coconut. Easy, easy to put together, as well. I took the liberty of adding lemon zest to the filling. They're a 5-star keeper!! Thanks for posting. Laudee C.
    Bev: Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I was looking for recipes to convert for a low-sodium diet, and this just fit the bill! All I had to do was substitute no-sodium baking powder for regular. Using a 13x9x2 baking pan,the recipe is easy to cut into 36 squares at ONLY 15 MG SODIUM FOR EACH SQUARE! My poor, half-starved step-mother had an absolute field day. She splurged and devoured four pieces! Thanks again.
  5. tantza
    Can I rate it twice with 5 stars? They are exceptional, addictive and easy to make. It was my first Zaar recipe, and it was, is and will be, a hit! Thanks for posting it.


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