Slim Lemon Squares

Slim Lemon Squares

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.6
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.3 mg
  • Sodium: 16.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Lemon bars are the perfect summer dessert -- especially if they're low in fat and calories. Lemon bars are the perfect summer dessert -- especially if they're low in fat and calories.
Number of Servings: 16


    Nonstick cooking spray
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons
    2/3 cup granulated sugar plus 3 tablespoons
    1/2 stick cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1 egg
    1 egg white
    1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon water
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 tablespoon powdered sugar


1. Coat an 8-x-8-x-2-inch baking pan with nonstick spray; set pan aside.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Pat mixture onto the bottom of prepared pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in the same bowl, combine egg and egg white. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add remaining sugar and flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon water, and baking powder. Beat on medium 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour mixture over baked layer in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until edges are light brown and center is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
4. Sift powdered sugar over top. Cut into 16 bars. Store in refrigerator.

Serving Size: makes 16 servings

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FITNESSMAGAZINE.

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Was a really good treat and simple to make. My husband thought it could have been a bit more tart, but overall we really enjoyed them. - 9/29/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My kids aren't big fans of lemon. I'm wondering how this recipe would taste if I used orange zest and orange juice instead of the lemon. Any idea? - 1/2/12

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