These Lemon Shortbread Squares with Homemade Lemon Curd are simple and so delicious! They taste like little bites of lemon tart, but so much easier to make! Plus 18 more delicious spring recipe ideas.
Today I’ve joined a talented group of bloggers, and we are sharing 19 delicious spring recipes with you! All perfect for spring gatherings, Easter and Mother’s Day! Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing. Make sure to check out all the delicious recipes in the links at the bottom of this post! xo
Lemon in All The Things!
Spring is the time of year when desserts get more light, fresh and full of flavours that remind us that summer is coming. This is when I love to bake with lemon. Lemon in all the things. Breads, loaves, mousses, tarts…you name it, lemon should be in it. So when I was thinking of a spring recipe to share with you, as part of this spring recipe series, I knew I wanted it to be lemony. I was thinking of tarts and lemon meringue pies, but I wanted to make something a little bit easier, but with similar flavours…so I made these Lemon Shortbread Squares with my homemade lemon curd.
Is it a Cookie? Is it a Square?
Ok, let me tell you about these lemon squares…first are they squares? Or a cookie? Or a bar? I don’t know. The base is a buttery delicious shortbread, and the topping is homemade lemon curd. So they’re kind of like a cookie crossed with a square…actually they remind me of lemon tarts…but without all the fuss. What ever you want to call them, there’s no denying their deliciousness. They are like little bites of lemony sunshine.
Lemon + Shortbread = Delicious!
I don’t know what I like better about these squares, the shortbread crust or the lemon curd topping. But what I do know is, together they are perfection. Honestly, anything with lemon curd is a winner in my books. I absolutely LOVE homemade lemon curd. It is the most easy recipe to make, and it’s so versatile. You can spread it on scones or toast, drizzle it over ice cream, add it to cookies, cakes and pastries…the lemony possibilities are endless! And now you can add it to these Lemon Shortbread Squares.
They are so good. They’re definitely in my top 10 favourite desserts. And did I mention how easy they are to make? No fancy ingredients, no complicated instructions…just a simple and delicious dessert.
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