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Lemon Squares Recipe

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This recipe for Lemon Squares, by , is from The St.Clairsville Red Devil Marching Band Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Saturday, September 8, 2007


20 Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers, finely crushed
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine, sliced thin
1 8oz.pkg. PHILADELPHIA, 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp. flour
1&1/2 tsp. lemon peel
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. In medium bowl combine wafer crumbs,1/2 cup flour and brown sugar. Use electric mixer to add margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 min.
While crust is baking, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs & 2 tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder; pour over baked crust.

Bake 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top just before cutting into squares.




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