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    Creamy Lemon Squares

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    53 mins

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    43 mins

    Sydney Mike's Note:

    These tasty lemony nuggets were found at Kraft Foods, & although there are boxed lemon bar mixes out there, the homemade kind, well.... Preparation time DOES NOT INCLUDE the 2+ hours to chill in the refrigerator.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, & line 8" square baking dish with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan [to be used as handles to lift out baked & cooled pastry].
    2. 2
      FOR THE CRUST: In medium bowl, combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour & brown sugar.
    3. 3
      Cut in butter/margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    4. 4
      Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.
    5. 5
      Bake 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      FOR THE FILLING: Meanwhile, in medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat cheese & sugar until well blended.
    7. 7
      Add eggs & 2 tablespoons flour, mixing well.
    8. 8
      Blend in 1 tablespoon lemon zest, lemon juice & baking powder.
    9. 9
      Pour over crust.
    10. 10
      Bake 25-28 minutes or until center is set.
    11. 11
      Cool completely, then cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
    12. 12
      If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or garnish with remaining lemon zest.
    13. 13
      Cut into squares to serve.
    14. 14
      Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 25, 2008


      We made these with graham cracker crumbs in lieu of wafers and also added 1 tsp of lemon extract to the batter. A very easy and simple recipe to put together. Thanks for posting.

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    • on June 24, 2012


      Perfect! This will be my go to lemon bar recipe. The texture is creamy as the recipe says. I like that much better than the jelly like bars I've had in the past.

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    • on July 07, 2011


      Great lemon bar recipe!!! I didn't have lemons on hand for the zest and so used as stated the 1/4 cup lemon juice plus added in 1 t. of lemon extract as mentioned in a previous review. For the crust I pulsed in my food processor 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs with the remaining ingredients for more ease. (I will definitely be trying this recipe again w/the vanilla wafers.)
      Made for Zaar Stars~

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Lemon Squares

    Serving Size: 1 (55 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 172.8
    Calories from Fat 67
    Total Fat 7.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 43.9 mg
    Sodium 83.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 18.3 g
    Protein 2.9 g

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