{Guest Post} Delicate Meyer Lemon Squares

March is guest post month on How To: Simplify and I’m very excited to share with you the first guest post! This guest post was written by Tracy, also known as Sugarcrafter. I’ve been friends with her on Twitter and have always loved reading her recipes, looking at her photos and following her adventures in the kitchen!

In high school, one of my best friend’s moms always used to make these lemon squares. I absolutely loved them; both delicate and sweet, they were the perfect after-school snack — especially in the spring time when, for whatever reason, I always seem to crave lemon.

When I started getting ready to go off to college, she gave me the recipe so that I could make them whenever I wanted. I adapted her recipe slightly to make it my own, but the nostalgia is definitely still there. If nothing else, the cheery yellow of these lemon squares will brighten your day and remind you that spring is on the way!

Delicate Meyer Lemon Squares

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 3 Meyer lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (from about 2 of the Meyer lemons)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar and salt. Stir in the melted butter and then press the dough into a greased 8×8 inch pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust turns light brown.
  3. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees.
  4. In another medium bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest. Pour the lemon mixture over the crust and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. After removing from the oven, lightly dust the top with powdered sugar.
  6. Cool completely and then cut into squares.

After reading Tracy’s guest post, be sure to stop by her blog, Sugarcrafter, for more delicious recipes and photos!

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Comments

  1. Thank you for all of the great comments! Tracy did an awesome job with the post and the photo makes my mouth water each time I look at it!

    Sarah, Maison Cupcake: The Meyer lemon is different from the common commercial lemon. It has a much rounder form and takes on a deep yellow to orange color when mature. Meyer lemons have a wonderful tangy aroma and are sweeter and less acidic than the standard lemon.

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