Citrus Squares

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Citrus Squares

From The Proctor Silex Test Kitchen

Added by Laurie


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2/3 cup butter, cut into half-inch cubes 
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest 
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick foil or spray a foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large bowl, using a pastry blender, combine flour, butter, 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, orange zest, and orange juice until large crumbs form. Press in bottom of pan. 
  3. Bake until crust is light brown, about 18 to 20 minutes. Set aside on cooling rack. 
  4. In a medium bowl, add eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt. Using a hand mixer with wire beater attachments on high speed, beat mixture until slightly thickened and a pale lemon color, about 3 minutes. Pour mixture over warm crust. 
  5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. 
  6. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar before serving. 

Makes: 16 squares

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