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Lemon Bars (circle for us)

“I want some pie” … it has been weeks and I just ignored V’s request. Tonight I was craving for something with lemon. Lemon Squares!
This squares were my favorite when I was still pregnant with V. Ohh and you may have notice from the photos that what we did was more of a pie since we use a round pan (my square pan had rust in them that’s why).
Back home in the Philippines I didn’t use lemon to make this tarty treat instead I used calamansi which produce almost similar taste to lemon.
I got this recipe from JoyOfBaking but I added a little bit more sugar to the filling.
Lemon Squares
source: JoyOfBaking

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
Lemon Filling:
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons all purpose flour

Confectioner’s sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, an 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) pan
Crust: In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the flour and salt and beat until the dough just starts to come together. Press onto the bottom of your prepared pan and bake for about 18 – 20 minutes, or just until lightly brown around the edges. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool while you make the filling.
Lemon Filling: In your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the sugar and eggs until nice and smooth. Add the lemon juice and zest and stir to combine. Fold in the flour. Pour the filling over the shortbread crust and bake for about 17-20 minutes, or just until the filling has set. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
Cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar. These are best eaten the day they are made but can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for a day or two.

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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).

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