Cranberry Lemon Squares

Cranberry Recipe


One of my favorite things to bake with during the winter is Cranberries! They are  readily available, and oh-so-yummy! Today I am going to share one of my families favorite recipes, Cranberry Lemon Squares!  This recipe is just the right amount of sweet and tart, and relatively easy to make! I love to make this for my family, and they also keep well so they make great gifts!

Here is how to make my Cranberry Lemon Squares

Cranberry Lemon Squares

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  • For Dough:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 sticks of butter cubed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For Filling:
  • 1 12 oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch


  • First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a food processor (or a blender with a pulse option) add your flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Pulse to combine.
  • Add you butter (make sure you have cut it into cubes) in your flour mix and pulse to combine.
  • Move your mix to a stand mixer (or bowl and use a hand mixer) and add your egg and extract, mix well until combined. Add your water 1 tsp at a time, until your dough forms.
  • Press 1/2 your dough into a parchment paper lined baking dish. Set aside your remaining dough.
  • In a medium bowl, combine your sugar and cornstarch, add your cranberries and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Pour your filling on top of your dough in a single layer, covering the dough. Press your remaining dough on top and add a sprinkle of sugar.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minuets.
  • Let cool completely, and cut into squares to serve!


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