Creamy Lemon Squares

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 170
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Iron: 4%
  • Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • 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

  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.
  5.  
  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.
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