Creamy Lemon Squares

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe
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?

Yield:

16 servings

Recipe from

Kraft Philadelphia

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 3 Hours, 28 Minutes

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 %

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

Preparation

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
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.

Note:

February 2013
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