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Creamy Lemon Squares

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 3 hrs, 28 mins
Yield 16 servings
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?

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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 %

How to Make It

  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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