photo by Calee
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- powdered sugar
- 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.
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.
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!
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.
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