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Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe

Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe

Recipe provided by Philadelphia® Cream Cheese
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Total: 3 hr 23 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 Reduced Fat NILLA® Wafers, finely crushed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold margarine
  • 1 package (8 ounces) 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

Directions

  • 1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  • 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 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 just before serving. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 170 calories, 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein.