Healthy Recipe: Lemon Squares

Healthy Recipe: Lemon Squares

This healthy recipe is sure to meet the needs of your sweet tooth.

Just because you are sticking to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to silence your sweet tooth. Try this delicious healthy recipe that you are sure to love!

Lemon-Earl Grey Squares

You will need

Crust ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces

Filling ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Then you will need to:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the crust by lining an 8-inch square metal baking pan with foil that extends 2 inches beyond the sides. Coat the foil with cooking spray. Lightly combine the flour, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, salt, and 1 teaspoon tea leaves from 1 tea bag in a bowl. Cut in butter with two knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 19 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Prepare the filling by putting the juice in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Add the other 1 tea bag to the juice, cover, and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Squeeze the juice from the tea bag into a bowl and throw away the tea bag. Mix the granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and baking powder into a bowl. Add the eggs and rind to the juice and stir with a whisk until combined. Add the sugar mixture to the juice mixture and whisk until combined.
  4. Remove the crust from the oven and pour the filling into the hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 23 minutes or until set. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Remove from the and by lifting the foil. Remove the foil and cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

All of us at Tri-Star Insurance Professionals in Plano, Texas would like to encourage you to try this delicious recipe!