Mouthwatering Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares moments before they were eaten.

This is one of my all-time favourite recipes! My Grandad looooooves all things lemon which is what led to the discovery of these mouthwatering lemon squares. Over the years, I have tweaked and added to the recipe. I can’t wait for you to try it!

With a perfect balance of tart and sweet and a delicious shortbread-like crust, these are sure to be a hit on a sunny day. This recipe makes about 12 squares, though this varies depending on the size of pan you use and how large you cut each square.

• 8×8 baking pan
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Without further adieu, the recipe:

Mouthwatering Lemon Squares

Serving Size:
1 Square
50 minutes


  • Crust: 1 Cup softened, butter (your choice of salted or unsalted- I use salted)
  • 1/2 Cup white sugar
  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • Filling: 4 room temperature eggs (it helps but is not totally necessary, I often skip this)
  • 1.5 Cups white sugar
  • 2/3 Cup of flour
  • 4 lemons, juiced OR about 2/3 cup of lemon juice
  • Topping: Powdered sugar (to your liking)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. In a mid-size mixing bowl, mix ingredients for the crust: softened butter, 2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of sugar. Mix until combined (will look crumbly).
  3. Pour crust mixture into an UNgreased 8×8 pan (a 9×13″ also works with thinner bars). Use your fingers to press crust mixture into pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until it is light gold and firmed up.
  4. While the crust is baking, in another bowl, mix the remaining 1.5 cups of sugar and 2/3 cups of flour. Mix in 4 eggs and lemon juice until well combined.
  5. Pour lemon mixture into the pan over crust.
  6. Bake again for around 20 minutes. Bars will be sticky- trust the process! As they cool they will start to become more solid.
  7. Once cooled, sprinkle to powdered sugar to your liking and cut into squares. I recommend 2″ squares, but often cut 3″
  8. ENJOY! I hope these delicious lemon squares bring you a little piece of joy.

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