Lemoniest Lemon Squares

80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
6 ingredients
24 servings
These are the best lemon bars I've ever tried. They have a fabulously buttery crust, a not too sweet or too tart curd-like lemony filling, and a thin chewy top. The recipe is from San Francisco pastry chef Emily Luchetti's cookbook, "Classic Stars Desserts". With more than a cup of fresh lemon juice, the lemon flavour is really pronounced, the filling sets up real well and the dusted sugar makes for a beautiful presentation. NOTE: The squares can be made a day in advance, covered and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before serving. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.

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Serving Size (40.68 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 152.37 Calories from Fat 0.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 3.77%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 1.94%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.5mg 0.5%
Total Carbohydrate 37.52g 300.14%
Dietary Fiber 0.28 g 27.0%
Sugars 29.54 g %
Protein 1.08g 51.65%
Vitamin A 0.21IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 1.86mg% Iron 0.5mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
confectioners' sugar, cold unsalted butter, large eggs, fresh lemon juice, confectioners' sugar