DIY Recipes How to prepare lemon squares

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

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Lemon squares

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  • Unsalted butter

  • Granulated sugar

  • All-purpose flour

  • Cornstarch

  • Salt

  • Sweetened condensed milk

  • Eggs

  • Squeezed lemon juice

  • Fresh orange juice

  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

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  • For the crust: Lightly brush a 9- by 13-inch baking pan with butter.

  • Beat the butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.

  • Whisk the flour, cornstarch and salt together in a medium bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter and mix just until combined.

  • Evenly press the dough into the prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Pierce the dough all over with a fork. Bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Cool.

  • For the filling: Whisk the sweetened condensed milk, granulated sugar, flour, salt, eggs and yolks in a large bowl until thick and light.

  • Lightly whisk in the citrus juices. Pour the filling into the crust.

  • Bake until set but still loose in the center, about 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate at least 1 hour.

  • Cut into 2-inch squares and just before serving, dust generously with confectioners' sugar.

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