Aug 092018

One of my favorite dessert flavors is Lemon. It helps refresh after a meal. How about a recipe for Lemon Squares?

1 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour, divided

1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons Powdered Sugar, divided

1/3 cup Margarine

1 1/3 cups Sugar

1 tablespoon grated Lemon Zest

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

3 large Egg Whites

1 large whole Egg

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice, divided

1/2 teaspoon Butter Extract

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Coat a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Combine 1 1/2 cups four and 1/3 cup of the powdered sugar in a bowl; cut in the margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Combine the sugar, 1/4 cup flour, the lemon zest, baking powder, egg whites and egg in a medium bowl and blend with a whisk. Stir in 1/3 cup lemon juice and the butter extract. Pour the mixture over the prepared crust. Bake for 20 minutes, or until set. In a small dish, combine the remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar with the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice to make a glaze. Spread the glaze over the hot lemon squares. Cool completely in the pan before serving.


Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!


I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.