I have a Meyer lemon tree in my yard. If you've never had a Meyer lemon, you are missing out. It is a cross between a Mandarin orange and a lemon. It is incredibly fragrant, juicy and quite large. They have a short growing season, so you don't often see them in the store, but if you do, buy some! They are a little more expensive, but worth it. This year I have more than I've ever had before, so I'm using them freely.
Today I decided to make some lemon squares, using my lemons, for a party I'm going to have. Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- confectioners sugar
Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix in the flour and salt until it comes together. Press it down into a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Beat the eggs and sugar until smooth. Mix in the lemon juice and zest. Mix in the flour. Pour the mixture onto the crust. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until set, about 20 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.