Creamy Lemon Squares

Kraft Philadelphia
Creamy Lemon SquaresRecipe
Lemon, show us your sunny pop of color. And while you're at it, your intense burst of flavor. Where would we, and these better-for-you creamy squares, be without you?
16 servings


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20 Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 3/4 cup)
2 cups flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup cold margarine
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons lemon zest, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon CALUMET Baking Powder
2 teaspoons powdered sugar


Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 3 Hours, 28 Minutes

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

LINE 8-inch square pan with foil. Mix first 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.

BEAT Neufchatel and granulated sugar with mixer until well blended. Add eggs and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. zest, juice and baking powder; pour over crust.

BAKE 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining zest before serving.


KRAFT Kitchen Tips:
Substitute 1 Tbsp. each lemon, lime and orange zest for the 3 Tbsp. lemon zest.
For a softer crust, reduce the crust baking time from 15 min. to 5 min.
You should get about 1 Tbsp. zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon.

Created date

January 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 170
Cholesterol 35 mg
Fiber 0 g
Iron 4 %
Fat 7 g
Sodium 130 mg
Sugars 18 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Calcium 2 %