Key Lime Squares

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9 servings (serving size: 1 square)


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1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup stick margarine or butter, softened
Cooking spray
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons tub-style light cream cheese
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon grated Key lime rind or lime rind
1/4 cup Key lime juice or lime juice
1 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed


Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare crust, lightly spoon 1/2 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine with wheat germ and brown sugar in a small bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until well-blended. Press mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

To prepare filling, combine granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add cream cheese and eggs; beat at high speed of a mixer until well-blended. Stir in rind and juice. Spread filling over crust. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Spread whipped topping evenly over filling.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 251
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 3.9 g
Carbohydrate 41.8 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 128 mg
Calcium 43 mg