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5 from 16 votes

Shortbread Bottom Lemon Squares

This nostalgic from my childhood recipe hits it out of the park anytime we bake it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

Shortbread Bottom

  • 2 cups flour all purpose, whole wheat or pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, grated

Filling

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

To Top

  • icing sugar

Instructions

Shortbread Bottom

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Mix flour and icing sugar together.
  • Stir in grated butter and mix well. Press into a 9x13 ungreased pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

Filling

  • While the bottom bakes, stir together all of the filing ingredients together in a bowl.
  • When the bottom is done, pull it out of the oven and pour the filling overtop right away.
  • Return to oven for 25 min.
  • The filling will still be a little jiggly but it shouldnt be runny.

To Top

  • Once its cooled for 15-20 minutes, sprinkle or dust with icing sugar to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg