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A double dose of lemon juice and zest brings fresh and tangy flavor to these easy brownies. They're the perfect dessert for any holiday or special occasion--or when you just need a little something to brighten your day.

Source: EatingWell.com, April 2020


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15 mins
1 hr 10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Beat flour, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Add eggs, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon zest; continue beating until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Meanwhile, whisk confectioners' sugar and the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon zest in a small bowl. When the brownies are cool, spread the glaze over the top.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 2 up to 1 day ahead. Glaze brownies (Step 3) shortly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 (2-inch) square each
102 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 15.3g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 11g; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 42.5mg; vitamin a iu 140.3IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; folate 7.6mcg; calcium 9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 9.2mg; potassium 38.6mg; sodium 86.7mg; added sugar 11g.