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Lemon squares combine the wonderful flavor of freshly squeezed lemon juice with just a few staples such as sugar, flour, eggs, and milk. But not only the ingredients are simple -- the recipe is too.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Spring
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The filling for these lemon squares is very tangy; if you want a less tart version, use 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/2 cup milk.

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  • michaellutsey
    10 DEC, 2018
    very good easy
  • MS10363961
    20 MAR, 2017
    Fantastic! A perfect sweet and tangy mix with a wonderful buttery crust.
  • fuserkallas
    15 DEC, 2015
    Do NOT pour the lemon filling over the hot crust or it will fall apart. Wait 2 minutes and pour carefully using the back of a spoon to make it spread as it flows. Otherwise, very yummy.
  • MS112579089
    10 JAN, 2013
    Overall I loved the recipe made it exactly as marthas, they came out perfect, they taste lemony and tarty. the thing is i can also taste them a little eggy (not much) but I can't figuer out what went wrong :(
  • 1275
    13 MAR, 2012
    I admit I was a little wary about the amount of lemon juice in this recipe, but I was determined to give it a try anyways. I loved the extra tartness! They are just what a lemon bar should be. Very yummy.... I will be making these again.
  • MS11006208
    29 JUL, 2011
    this recipe is really good, nice & tart.
  • hannahlj
    16 JAN, 2011
    I have tried plenty of lemon square recipes and this one is by far my favourite. I have been making it for years! I normally add lemon zest to the crust and the filling too. It is a very strong lemon bar but a little more zest never hurts.
  • theartisankitchen
    6 MAY, 2009
    Don't overbake the crust or it will float when the filling is added. Add 2 T lemon zest to the filling. For a fun treat substitute lime juice and add 2T lime zest to the filling.
  • eteachey
    10 DEC, 2008
    3/4C Oat flour 4 T Ground Flax Seed In the crust and for the filling substituted skim milk for the whole milk....The Squares came out delicious....I would recommend this recipe to anyone...
  • eteachey
    9 DEC, 2008
    This is a great VERY YUMMY recipe...Its the same one from the new Cookie Cookbook and the taste is superb. I even experimented a bit on one of my batches using 1 C Regular All Purpose Flour

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