This is a good party recipe as it makes 2 dozen squares or about 48 small triangles

2 cups  for the pastry+ 1/4 cup flour- for filling

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup unsalted butter- room temp

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

zest of one lemon

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

For the crust:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Beat the butter and powdered sugar in an electric mixer until creamy. Add the 2 cups of flour and beat on low till well combined.

Press the mixture evenly into a 9x13 inch baking pan  (pyrex works best) working the dough up about 1/2 inch the sides.

Bake for about 20 minutes.

For the filling:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, the 1/4 cup flour, the eggs, lemon juice and zest.

Pour over the crust and bake for another 20 minutes until set in the center.

Allow to cool completely. Then put in the fridge - it will be easier to cut when cold.

Dust with powdered sugar before serving.                                                                                                                        

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