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Key Lime Squares

Yield 9 servings (serving size: 1 square)

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 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
  • Filling:
  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.