Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lemon Squares: My portable lemon pie...

Lemon is one of my favorite both for its flavor and fragrance, so, it isn't a surprising that lemon pie is my favorite dessert too. But I make lemon pie many many time, and I think I need something else.
I never made this kind of cookie before, why? I don't know, but I felt regret that I should make it a long time ago, haha.
For me, this cookie is like a lemon pie in a portable (and easier) form, and because the filling is not too rich, eating it 2-3 pieces still fine for me ^ ^.

The method for making the crust is very easy, actually I never thought that it will be like this, you can see that the texture of it is very crumble before baking, but after baking it will form a nice cookie base that can stand a wet filling. I think keeping this cookies in the refrigerator is better, because the crust contains a lot of butter it's will be soft in the hot climate but stay nice and firm when taking out of the refrigerator.

Because I just want to try the recipe so I made only half of the original recipe, that if you want to bake it in 9x13 inches pan, just double the recipe.
I must confess that I ate almost half of this cookies by myself! The soft filling with a tangy sweet taste that comes along with the crumble crust. As always, I reduce a bit of sugar from the original recipe, so, this cookies is for anyone who love the tangy taste too.

Lemon Squares
Make using 7x7 square pan

for the crust:
85g unsalted butter, frozen plus more for dish
110g all-purpose flour
45g confectioners’ sugar
¼ teaspoon salt

for the filling:
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
110g granulated sugar
1½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
⅛ teaspoon salt
85ml fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons whipping cream
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 7-inch pan ,and line with parchment (I forgot to line the pan with parchment but luckily, my pan is the loose bottom so I didn't have a problem when taking the cookie out).

2 Make crust:

Grate butter on a cheese grater with large holes; set aside. Whisk together flour, confectioners’ sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter; stir with a wooden spoon until combined and mixture looks crumbly.

3 Transfer mixture to prepared dish; press evenly onto bottom with your hands. Freeze crust 15 minutes. Bake until slightly golden, 16 to 18 minutes, Leave the oven on.

4. Meanwhile, make filling: Whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and whipping cream.

5 Pour the egg mixture over hot crust.Reduce oven temperatures to325°F, and bake until filling is set and edges are slightly golden brown, about 18 minutes.

Let cool slightly on a wire rack. Lift out; let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Lemon squares can be refrigerated in airtight containers up to 2 days.

Lemon Squares: My portable lemon pie...


  1. Yum...those look beautiful and easy to make too.

  2. hi, i love your blog - its my daily visit. Tried your prune cake and my husband ooh and ahh with every bite. Thank you. These lemon babies look real good. Will make them this weekend. Tiramisu will be my Christmas desert :). Thank you again for all your delicious recipes.

  3. Hi, for your lemon bar, how did you prevent shrinking of the biscuit base?

  4. This base won't shrink, ^ ^.
    You can bake it without this problem, because the base still look like crumble before baking.

  5. I can never get the base to use wooden spoon to make it crumbly ? wouldnt it be like a paste...?

  6. Because the butter is cool so the mixture will turn into the crumble not a paste.

  7. Those lemon bars look real nice and yummy. There are not many ingredients so I will try to make them. Thanks for your recipe.

  8. Hi Pook, i tried your recipe except i changed it to mango flavour for my children's liking. It was oh so good!!! Thanks for your sharing and inspiration! Will surely bake the lemon ones next time. Many thanks!

  9. Hi Pook, i tried your recipe except i changed it to mango flavour for my children's liking. It was oh so good!!!
    Thank you for your sharing and inspiration. Will surely bake the lemon ones next time. Many thanks!

  10. hi.
    wish to ask whether can i add in Limoncino? have in my fridge.. do not know what to do with it :*(




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