Lemon Walnut Squares

    1 hour 15 minutes

    A delicious variant on lemon bars that incorporates chopped walnuts. Perfect as a dessert when warm from the oven, served with some melting ice cream!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 250g unsalted butter
    • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (90g) sifted icing sugar
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 lemon
    • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm pan.
    2. To make crust: In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter, 2 cups of the flour and icing sugar until fluffy. Scrape mixture into the pan and smooth. Bake 15 minutes.
    3. In a medium bowl beat the eggs and sugar. Grate the lemon and add the zest, along with 6 tablespoons of lemon juice, to the egg mixture. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour and the baking powder over the mixture. Fold in the nuts and mix until well blended. Pour the lemon mixture into the crust.
    4. Bake for another 35 minutes until filling is set. Let cool before cutting.

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    This recipe was lovely!!! The base recipe is some what larger than the filling so I doubled the filling mixture, and it turned out perfect!  -  14 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great recipe, but I agree that the original recipe is just too sweet. I used 1 1/4 cups of sugar in the lemon mixture (the original recipie calls for 2) and still found it a tad too sweet. I plan on using only 1 cup in the future.  -  07 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was impressed with these squares. They are very easy to make- I opted not to put the walnuts and instead used coconut. I also followed a couple of the reviews and added less sugar.  -  03 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)