Monday, February 23, 2009

Creamy Lemon Squares

These lemon squares so delicious!! I found this recipe hiding in a Kraft foods magazine, shoved way to the back of my recipe cabinet. I am SO glad that I found this. I had some lemons that needed to be made into something yummy! I LOVE lemons!! I love their bright, cheery color, and their wonderful fresh smell.

Anyway, on to the recipe. Try these, you won't be disappointed. That is, if you love all things lemon like I do.

Creamy Lemon Squares


  • 20 vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold margarine
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel Cheese, softened (I used regular cream cheese)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 T lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 t baking powder

Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lie 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour, and brown sugar in a bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry lender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press onto bottom of prepared pan.

Beat Neufchatel cheese and sugar with a mixer until blended. Add eggs and 2 T flour; mix well. Blend in 1 T lemon zest, lemon juice and baking powder; pour over crust.

Bake 25-28 minutes or until the center is set. Cool. Refrigerate 2 hours. Serve with strawberries and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Use foil handles to life dessert from pan before cutting.

**For a softer crust, bake crust initially at 350 for 5 minutes.

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1 comment:

  1. These Lemon Squares sound so yummy I don't believe I have ever seen this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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