Lemon Squares

Recipe by Jellyqueen
READY IN: 40mins




  • *NOTE:Original recipe used 1 T butter, softened.
  • **NOTE:Original recipe used 1 T canola oil.
  • ***NOTE:Original recipe used 2 lg egg whites, divided.
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  • Lightly coat an 8 x 12" or 7 x 11" baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In small bowl, stir together 1 C flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In mixing bowl, beat together 1/2 C sugar, lowfat margarine.
  • (butter), oil, egg white and lemon rind (zest) with electric mixer until smooth.
  • Stir in dry ingredients until blended and crumbly.
  • Note: Mine never did get crumbly-- it was a batter.
  • Press dough in an even layer in baking pan.
  • Note: I just poured it.
  • into the baking pan.
  • Bake the crust 15- 20 min or until it is puffed all.
  • over and browned around the edges.
  • Meanwhile, in bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 C sugar, 2 tsp lemon zest, lemon juice, egg, the flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder; whisk until smooth.
  • Pour evenly over hot crust and bake about 14- 20 min longer, or until set.
  • Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • Cut into squares and dust with.
  • confectioner's sugar.
  • Note: I omitted the confectioners sugar.