UA Recipe Collection

Lemon Squares II


24 Servings
SourceBetty Sheridan (1987)
Prep time45 minutes
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes


1 c
6 T
unsalted butter, softened
1⁄4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 1⁄2 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
2 T
eggs, lightly beaten
3 T
lemon juice
1 t
finely minced lemon rind
1⁄2 t
baking powder
Confectioners' sugar for garnish


Preheat oven to 350°. Generously butter 8-inch square baking pan, lightly dusted with flour. In large mixing bowl with electric mixer, combine 1 cup flour, butter, 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and cream cheese. Beat until crumbly. Press dough into prepared baking dishpan and bake for 20 minutes. In meantime, combine granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, eggs, lemon juice, lemon rind and baking powder; beat until smooth. Spread mixture over baked layer; bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around outer edge of pan. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and slice into squares.