I have tried the boxed kind and plenty of recipes over the years, but they never had the right ratio of crust to filling. I found a pretty good recipe on Pioneer Woman, but I still thought it was too much crust – so I did a little change up.
Oh, did I mention, I can’t stand powdered sugar? These don’t have the sugar, but you can definitely add if you like, but I promise you won’t miss it!
Halfway Homemaker’s Lemon Squares
1 cup Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Salted Butter, Cut Into Small Cubes
1-1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Flour
4 whole Large Eggs
Juice Of 4 Meyer Lemons
For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 X 8 inch pan with butter.
Stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter to the bowl and use a pastry cutter to cut it all together until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into the prepared pan and bake until golden around the edges, about 22 minutes.
For the filling: Stir together the sugar and flour. Add eggs and whisk well. Add the lemon juice and mix until combined. Pour over the crust and bake about 20 minutes.
Allow to cool in the fridge for a few hours before cutting into squares.