Nine lemon squares dusted with powder sugar


Lemon Squares

Approximately 20 square bars

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour | Inactive Time: 30 minutes


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Electric Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • Microplane
  • 9x13 Baking Dish
  • 2 Large Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Parchment Paper


  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Zest of 5 lemons
  • 1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven

    Preheat the oven to 350º.

  2. Cream butter and sugar

    Using a stand mixer or electric mixer and a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well combined.

  3. Combine flour and salt

    In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt.

  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture

    Place your mixer on low and add the flour to the butter mixture, about ½ cup at a time until mixed in.

  5. Place dough in pan

    Place the dough into a 9x13 baking pan.

  6. Press dough into pan

    Dust your hands with flour and use your fingers to flatten the dough and press it into the pan making sure to get all the way into the corners. Dough should come up about ½ on all sides of the pan.

  7. Chill

    Chill in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

  8. Bake crust

    Once chilled, bake the crust for 15–20 minutes or until very lightly browned. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack.

  9. Whisk ingredients

    Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour.

  10. Bake

    Pour over the crust and bake for 30–35 minutes, or until the filling is set.

  11. Cool

    Let cool to room temperature.

  12. Cut and dust

    Cut into 20 squares and dust with confectioners’ sugar before removing from pan.