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Creamy Lemon Squares

Creamy Lemon Squares

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 50 m
PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese

PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese

A creamy, lemon layer on a wafer cookie crust is dusted with powdered sugar and lemon zest just before serving in these light lemon bars.

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  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and the brown sugar in bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.
  2. Meanwhile, beat Neufchatel cheese and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. lemon peel, the lemon juice and baking powder; pour over crust.
  3. Bake 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon peel just before serving.
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Reviews

CoOkInGnUt
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CoOkInGnUt

6/9/2010

great flavor,got rave reviews at the picnic. only thing is the crust was hard I was hopping for a more flakey crust.next time i will try to cut back the flourand see if that helps. I increased the waffers and it was much better.

Jillian
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Jillian

8/25/2013

Light and lemony with all the taste of creamy cheesecake and without all the fuss! This is a quick and easy dessert that tastes like you spent hours. I topped these with a sugared raspberry, lemon zest and a little whipped cream. I can't wait to try these again!

susiekew
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susiekew

4/12/2010

The filling is delicious, but the crust was hard and not very flavourful I think I will try it with graham crackers or gingersnaps next time. I had to bake this 30 minutes in my oven for it to be set. Thanks!

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