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Gooey Lemon Squares

Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

I love Gooey Lemon Squares because not only are they quick and easy to make, but they satisfy those with a sweet tooth, and those who like their desserts a bit more tart. My grandma would make these squares each time we visited her, making these treats a tasty memory as well.

For the base
 1 ¾ cups plain flour
 ½ cup icing sugar
 185 g softened butter
For the lemon filling
 3 eggs
 2 cups caster sugar
 2 tbsp plain flour
 3 tbsp lemon juice
 5 tbsp icing sugar for decoration
Gooey Lemon Squares Directions

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C, and grease a 20cm x 30cm x 10cm deep baking pan (or similar).


Combine the base ingredients and pat dough softly into prepared pan.


Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes, until slightly golden.


While the crust is baking, whisk together the eggs, caster sugar, flour and lemon juice until the mixture becomes frothy.


Pour this lemon mixture over the hot base.


Return pan to the preheated oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until light 7. golden brown.


Cool on a wire rack.


Dust the top with icing sugar and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4