Lemon Squares with Powdered Sugar and Blueberries

Lemony, tangy, and sweet! Perfectly cut lemon squares with a light dusting of powdered sugar and a hefty serving of blueberries on top.

Ingredients

Servings: 9

Shortbread

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature, cut into small cubes
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • scant ¼ tsp salt

Lemon Curd

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ⅔ cup lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup flour

Toppings

  • powdered sugar
  • blueberries optional

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat butter, flour, powdered sugar, and salt. This will combine to form the shortbread crust. Mold with your hands after beating to help the shortbread dough form.

4. Press shortbread dough into the bottom of greased pan until the bottom of the pan is evenly covered with dough. Refrigerate for approximately 5-10 minutes.

5. After refrigerating, bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

6. After baking, let shortbread cool. While shortbread is cooling, in a small bowl, beat together lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs, sugar, and flour.

7. Pour lemon mixture into crust. Carefully place in oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the lemon mixture is set (it is okay if the center jiggles just a little).

8. After baking, let cool completely and then refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.

9. After refrigerating, cut into 9 equal sized squares. Sprinkle powdered sugar and top with fresh blueberries!

NOTES

Keep left over lemon squares in the refrigerator. Also, blueberries are my personal favorite fruit to compliment the lemon but any fresh fruit with these squares will be delicious!

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes