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Creamy Lemon Squares

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16 servings

Lemon, show us your sunny pop of color and your intense burst of flavor. Where would we, and these better-for-you creamy squares, be without you?

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line 8-inch square pan with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum 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 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 just before serving.
Reynolds® is a registered trademark of Reynolds Consumer Products LLC


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.


You should get about 1 Tbsp. zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon.


  • 16 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

You'd never guess that this great-tasting version of a classic dessert is made with better-for-you products and can fit into your healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 170
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 130mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • winddancer14 |

    Again my s*****rust in my review came up with stars. What's going on?

  • winddancer14 |

    I don't know why the "...s*****crust..." in my review! I typed "s*****rust".

  • winddancer14 |

    This is the best lemon filling recipe for lemon squares I have found. I make my own simple crust with flour and bake it for 5 minutes for a s*****rust. Everyone in my family loves the creamy, lemony texture and flavor.