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Tangy Lemon Squares

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“I found this on the back of a grocery cash register receipt, just don't ask which store! I have NO idea, although the most likely would be Ingles, in Georgia where I used to live. That was were I did 99% of my grocery shopping. I haven't tried it, but intend to very soon. It sounds delicious.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
32
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. CRUST.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Mix flour, equal or sugar, and salt in medium sized bowl. Cut into this the 6 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender until it is a bowlful of coarse crumbs.
  4. Next, sprinkle this with 1 teaspoon of the grated lemon peel.
  5. Mix with your hands to form a dough.
  6. Press the dough evenly on the bottom and up the side for 1/4" of an 8" square baking pan.
  7. Bake until set, about 8 - 10 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack. Do not remove from the pan yet.
  9. FILLING.
  10. Beat the eggs and the equal, or the sugar.
  11. Into this mix the lemon juice, the 4 tablespoons of melted butter and the 1 tablspoon of the lemon peel.
  12. This is then poured onto the cake, and baked for a further 15 minutes, or until the filling is completely set.
  13. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  14. Cut into squares, and carefully remove from pan and place on serving plate.

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