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No pucker face here. The sweet, flaky crust balances the tartness in these lemon squares.




Cook's Notes

If you're fond of limes, use fresh lime juice and zest instead.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • ShawnEC
    22 APR, 2011
    This is the best lemon square recipe I have tried. The gooey treats consistently knock the socks off of people who try them. The filling is outstanding and plentiful.
  • Veronica_Ocejo
    6 MAY, 2008
    I used the recipe and it was a bit sweet (I also used Meyer lemons) but I have a sweet tooth so I loved them.
  • gretchenjean
    19 DEC, 2007
    I reduced the sugar to 2 1/2 cups and thought the flavor perfect. But the almonds on top seemed out of place and made the cookies even more difficult to cut into neat squares. They were terribly messy to cut, and still are impossible to eat without a lot of finger-licking, so I am not sure I want to serve them on my platter of Christmas cookies. I won't make them again.

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