Meyer-Lemon Squares

With the mercury dropping last night, we used Local Box butternut squash and onion to make warming polenta from the recipe that came in last week’s Local Box. Then for dessert: Lemon squares made with a Local Box Meyer lemon! Super easy, and quite tasty, too… the crust on these is reminiscent of shortbread.

Meyer Lemon Squares

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Meyer-lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flour, butter, and confectioner’s sugar. Press mixture into an ungreased 8-inch square pan, pressing up 1/2 inch on the sides. Bake for 20 minutes.

While crust bakes, beat remaining ingredients until light and fluffy. When the crust comes out of the oven, pour the filling over it. Bake 25 minutes longer or until set. Cool and cut into squares.

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3 responses to “Meyer-Lemon Squares

  1. My lemon-loving husband found these a little over-sweet — he missed the tartness of regular ol’ lemon bars. To counteract the sweetness of the Meyer lemon flavor, then, I reduced the sugar to 2/3 cup the next time I made these. It was a bad idea. While still tasty, the reduced-sugar squares weren’t as pleasing in texture. Next time, hubby and I agree, we’ll go back to the full cup of sugar.

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