Friday, November 22, 2013

Piro Lemon Squares


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 5 eggs 
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind
  • 7-8 tablespoons lemon juice 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Cream butter with powdered sugar.  Add in 1 1/2 cups flour and mix well, perhaps with either with a pastry cutter.  Mixture may be very firm or crumbly. Pat it into a 9x13 baking dish. If the mixture sticks to your fingers whilst patting, dust them with flour.  Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly brown.

While the crust is baking, beat the eggs all and then add in the sugar, the rest of the flour, lemon rind, and lemon juice.

When crust is done, pour lemon mixture over it and return to oven.  Bake 20-40 minutes, until the top is lightly brown and a knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Dust generously with powdered sugar.

Let cool completely before cutting.

Myrtle's Note:  For some reason, I had to cook them twice as long as the members of the Piro family. Strange.  So, the key is to take them out with the top is nicely browned.

Yield: 15

Source:  Anna's mother!