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“Courtesy of pastry chef, Anna Olsen .... these are the best selling treat at her Toronto bakery! The cooking time includes cooling.”
3hrs 10mins
16 squares

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust: Preheat oven to 350 F; butter and line the bottom of a 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, salt, cornmeal and icing sugar; cut in butter until the texture of coarse meal (dough will be crumbly).
  3. Press dough into pan and bake for 15-18 minutes, until it just begins to colour around the edges; allow to cool.
  4. Filling: Whisk together all ingredients for filling until smooth and pour over crust.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until set and a crust is visible on top of the squares.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes, then chill for at least 2 hours.
  7. To Assemble: cut squares and serve, dusted with icing sugar.

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