How to prepare lemon squares

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

Lemon squares


  • 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.
  • 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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