Creamy Lemon Squares

4.5
(340) 298 Reviews
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
23
min.
Servings

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.
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Substitute

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.

Note

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

Servings

  • 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
AMOUNT PER SERVING
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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  • kerfuffle |

    These are good! Skip the brown sugar in the crust; the wafers are sweet enough. Baking the crust for about 8 minutes is enough to ensure a soft crust. Reducing the sugar by 1/3 for the cream cheese filling made little difference in the taste. The result was a tasty treat even with these 3 little recipe adjustments.

  • AllieDuke |

    These are actually a little complicated and time consuming to make, but they are delicious and totally worth the effort. I made them for a Father's Day picnic and everyone loved them.

  • darwin94 |

    Best lemon squares ever! I doubled the recipe and baked in a 13x9" pan. Used half regular sugar and half Splenda, and EggBeaters for the whole eggs. They were a huge hit at both my women's book club and the next day at hubby's office. Glad I saved a few for us ahead of time cuz they disappeared! :-)

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