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Tart Lemon Squares – Best Ever!

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Tart Lemon Squares | A Virtuous Woman

When I went to visit my mother this past January for a couple of weeks, she made these lemon bars. Oh my. I can’t even begin to describe how yummy these lemon bars were! We made them over and over again during my visit!

The crust is just perfect – buttery, flaky, light, with just the right amount of crunch. And the glaze… I think I’m going to go make another batch as soon as I type this out!

We made the bars with white spelt flour, but all purpose flour will be just fine.

Tart Lemon Squares


  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice


  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp melted butter

Combine 1 cup flour, powdered sugar, and 1/8 tsp salt. Cut butter until mixture is crumbly. Press mixture into greased 11 x 7 baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. The edges should just start to turn a golden brown. Note: The spelt flour seemed to take a little longer.

Combine sugar, 2 tbsp flour, baking powder, 1/8 tsp salt, eggs, lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Spread evenly over baked crust.  Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Spread with glaze after cooled.

To make the lemon glaze: Combine 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 1 tbsp melted butter. Blend until smooth.

I know you will enjoy every crumb!

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