Meyer Lemon trees are beautiful and so productive. They are easy to grow in pots for those who live in the colder regions, and here in Florida are one of the easiest, least demanding citrus to grow-they don’t take much space, look nice all the time and the lemons are sweeter and thinner skinned than the Persian Lemons you find in the grocery store.
With winter upon us, it’s time for citrus to take center stage as things like oranges, lemons and limes come into season. I was able to pick up some Meyer Lemons from Hollygrove Market and Farm in last weekend’s box.
So what did I do with them? I turned them into delicious Meyer Lemon Squares.
- Juice from 2 Meyer lemons
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups plus 1 TBSP plus 1 tsp flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more for dusting)
- 4 eggs
- 2 TBSP grated Meyer lemon peels
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in large bowl.
- Add butter and cut in until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Press crust into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
- Bake until golden brown (about 25-30 minutes).
- Remove from oven, but leave oven on 350.
- Beat sugar…
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