Lemon Rhubarb Squares

Here’s a new riff on an old family favorite – although you don’t need the excuse of a family to make this colorful and flavorful dessert and snack. It’s a reasonably quick weekend project that you can take to work with you for lunch, for the perfect break from the everyday.
Course Dessert



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups rhubarb finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 lemons zest & juice
  • Icing sugar to serve



  • Preheat oven to 350°F, and lightly grease a 12x9-inch baking dish.
  • Add the butter and sugar to a bowl, and cream together until thoroughly blended.
  • Add the flour and blend to a crumbly texture.
  • Press into the bottom of the baking dish, and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the crust is a very light brown.


  • Combine the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, and stir to blend.
  • Add the eggs, lemon zest and juice, and beat until well blended.
  • Now add the rhubarb and coconut, and stir to coat evenly.
  • Pour the rhubarb mixture over the crust, and bake the squares in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the fruit mixture is set.
  • Allow them to cool completely, then sprinkle with a little icing sugar and cut to serve.
Keyword Lemons
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