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Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

These bars are even better sprinkled with confectioners' sugar after they've cooled.

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) butter
  • 1 cup (4 1/4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) confectioners' sugar


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lemon juice*
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the butter into the flour and confectioners' sugar, and press into a 9-inch square pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.
  4. Combine the topping ingredients.
  5. When the bottom is done, and still hot, pour the topping over it and continue baking for about 25 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle top with confectioners' sugar.

* Double the lemon juice for a more "lemony" bar.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): King Arthur Flour -