Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 55 mins | Yield: 16 Squares
These heavenly treats will always have a very special place in my heart! Try this recipe now and prepare to be amazed. Enjoy!
½ c (113 grams) Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
1 c (125 grams) All-Purpose Flour
¼ c (32 grams) Powdered Sugar
lemon curd filling
½ c Lemon Juice (2-3 lemons)
1 tbsp Lemon Zest, finely grated
3 Large Eggs, room temperature
1 ½ c (319 grams) Granulated Sugar
½ c (72 grams) All-Purpose Flour, sifted
Powdered Sugar (for dusting)
For the Shortbread Crust:
Step 1: Apply cooking spray in an 8×8-inch baking pan.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, and flour. Beat until well combined.
Step 3: Transfer the dough into the prepared baking pan and press onto the bottom.
Step 4: Place it inside the freezer for 15 minutes.
Step 5: Prepare the oven and preheat to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
Step 6: Put the baking pan inside the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.
Step 7: Remove from the oven let it sit at room temperature to cool completely.
To Make the Curd Filling:
Step 1: In a small mixing bowl, add the grated lemon and its zest.
Step 2: Add the lemon juice as well. Stir until well mixed.
Step 3: In a small mixing bowl, sift the all-purpose flour.
Step 4: Mix the lemon mixture, sifted flour, eggs, and granulated sugar until well combined.
Step 5: Spread the lemon curd over the crust.
Step 6: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until done.
Step 7: Remove it from the oven and let it sit at room temperature to cool.
Step 8: Cover and put it inside the fridge for 1 hour to chill.
Step 9: Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and slice it into small bars.
Step 10: Serve and enjoy!
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