Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Meyer Lemon Squares

I know I'm on the tail end of the Meyer Lemon season, but I was dying to try them. I had no idea what I wanted to make... just that I wanted to use them.

I don't know that I've really baked with any lemons at all. So I opened a Google Blog Search and typed in "Meyer Lemon". On the first page I knew I found what I wanted to make. Kevin from Closet Cooking had adapted a Joy of Cooking recipe to use Meyer Lemons instead of regular lemons. Meyer Lemon Bars it is!!


Meyer Lemon Squares
1/2 C unsalted butter (room temp)
1/4 C confectioners sugar
1 C flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 large eggs (room temp)
1 C sugar
1/3 C Meyer lemon juice
1 TBLS grated Meyer lemon zest
2 TBLS flour
confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350F
Cream butter and confectioners sugar together.
Mix in 1 cup flour and salt, until you have a crumbly dough.
Press dough into a parchment paper lined 8in x 8in baking dish.
Bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown in preheated oven.
Beat together eggs and sugar.
Mix in Meyer lemon juice and Meyer lemon zest; then flour.
Pour Meyer lemon mixture into baked crust.
Bake 20 minutes or until set.
Cool and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.


Preheat the oven to 350F

For the crust, cream together butter and confectioners sugar.


Add flour and salt

Mix until you have a crumbly dough.

Pour into a parchment paper lined 8in x 8in baking dish.


Press the crust evenly into the bottom of the pan.

Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until golden.

Now for the filling...

You'll need some Meyer Lemons.

I needed 3 to get 1/3 cup of juice.



Beat eggs & sugar together.



Add Meyer Lemon juice and Meyer Lemon zest


And flour

Mix and pour into crust.


Bake 20 minutes or until set.

Cool and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Cut into squares


Kevin. This is for you!!


DDpie said...

These make my mouth water. I love lemon squares!

noble pig said...

One of my favorite desserts of all time!

Dajana said...

If that doesn't look delicious...I can feel the taste... no, wait, I can't... I need to make those

Bob said...

Oh man, I love lemon squares! Those look wicked good.

Culinary Alchemist said...

OMG, Those look so good!!!! I sstill have juice in the freezer, but I have no zest... I may have to use regular zest and hope for the best.... I NEED to make these...

girlichef said...

These look awesome (curse that ever elusive meyer lemon)....guess what would happen if I tried to make these...probably another lemon debacle. I want one!

Dragon said...

Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie!

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

Lovely explanation in images. Thanks for sharing!

Tangled Noodle said...

I had stopped making lemon squares when my last two attempts didn't quite work out for some reason. I think it's time to give another try - these looks wonderful!

Spryte said...

DD... I love lemon squares too!!

=) @ Cathy

Ahahaha... enjoy Daja!

Make some Bob!

Shane I'm sure the regular zest would be great.

Heather... your lemon post had me a little nervous making them!

Dragon... they didn't last long!

Thanks Jackie!

Tangled... I'm sure they'll come out great next time!

Danielle said...

yummies! here I am sipping limoncello and looking at a lemon square blog....if it wasn't 10pm, I'd get off my butt and make some!

Kevin said...

Your lemon bars look great!

Carole said...

thanks for linking these delicious squares in to Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes. Have a great week.