Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 2.1
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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For a dessert that’s not too sweet, try these lemony treats. For a dessert that’s not too sweet, try these lemony treats.
Number of Servings: 16


    Vegetable cooking spray
    1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 cup cold unsalted margarine, cut into bits
    2 tablespoons ice water

    1 large egg
    1 large egg white
    2/3 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    4 1/2 teaspoons sifted all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/8 teaspoon salt

    1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar, for sifting


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Make crust: Combine flour, confectioners’ sugar, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in margarine until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle with the ice water and mix until a small piece of dough pinched between fingers holds together.

3. Pat dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan and bake 20 minutes.

4. Make lemon filling: Meanwhile, beat egg, egg white, granulated sugar, and lemon juice together in a small mixer bowl on medium speed 2 minutes, until mixture is light and smooth. Whisk in flour, lemon rind, baking powder, and salt.

5. When crust is done, quickly remove pan from oven and pour lemon mixture over crust, spreading evenly. Immediately return to oven and bake 25 minutes, until lemon topping is set.

6. Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cut into 2-inch squares and sift confectioners’ sugar over top before removing from pan. Makes 16 squares

For an easier prep, grate the lemon peel before you cut the lemons

Per square: Calories 105, fat 3 g, saturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 13 mg, sodium 39 mg, carbohydrate 18 g, fiber 0 g, protein 1 g

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TABBYKAT75.

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