Mr. Food: Sunny Lemon Squares

July 31, 2011 7:22:56 AM PDT
The start of school is a month away but Mr. Food has a recipe that serves up an academic lesson, with a lemony reward at the end.

Cooking Time:?40 min
Makes: 12 to 15 squares.


  • 2?1/2?cups?all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup?(2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup?confectioners sugar, plus extra for topping
  • 2 cups?granulated sugar
  • 4?eggs
  • 1/2?cup?lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon?lemon extract
  • Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the butter, and 1 cup confectioners sugar; mix until crumbly. Press into bottom of a 9- x 13-inch?baking?dish to form a crust; bake 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat remaining 1/2 cup flour, the granulated sugar, eggs,lemon juice, and lemon extract until well blended. Pour over hot crust.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until set.
  • Allow to cool then cut into squares. Dust with extra confectioners sugar and serve.