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?


Recipe Summary

25 mins
3 hrs 28 mins
3 hrs 53 mins
16 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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:SUBSTITUTESubstitute 1 Tbsp. each lemon, lime and orange zest for the 3 Tbsp. lemon zest.NOTE FROM THE KRAFT KITCHENSFor a softer crust, reduce the crust baking time from 15 min. to 5 min.NOTEYou should get about 1 Tbsp. zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon.

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; cholesterol 35mg; iron 4%; fat 7g; sodium 130mg; sugars 18g; saturated fat 2.5g; carbohydrates 25g; calcium 2%.