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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley

Lemon Squares

Tender, short cookie crust meets a delectably bold, tart lemon filling in these luscious treats.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Serves 16 (serving size: 1 square)
  • Hands-on: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 3 Hours

Ingredients

  • 3.4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, pine nuts, and salt in a food processor; pulse 2 times to combine. Add butter and canola oil. Pulse 3 to 5 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Place mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; press into bottom of pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.

3. Combine granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (through egg white) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over crust. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until set. Remove from oven, and cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Sprinkle squares evenly with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 124
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.5g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 31mg
  • Calcium: 6mg
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