I can’t take credit for this recipe, at all. I’ve tried dozens of lemon square recipes over the years and never loved any of them. The crust was either too soggy, or rock hard, and so often the lemon filling would be bland and get a crust over the top, neither of which is appealing. Then, I picked up the America’s Test Kitchen Spring Entertaining magazine and there it was, the perfect lemon square recipe. At least for me.
Be warned, this baby is sour, but only the filling. The crust is light and sweet and just crispy enough, and that counters the tart lemon curd beautifully.
These aren’t Oliver approved though, even though I made them specifically for him. This is a child whose favorite snack at a restaurant is the raw lemon slices. Like, he eats them clean. I’m not sure what the deal is: were they too tart for him? too sweet? Or was it just too close to bed time and he was already fussy? Yeah, I’m leaning toward that last one too.