Italian Lemon Bars

Italian Lemon Bars

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 170.1
  • Total Fat: 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.8 mg
  • Sodium: 67.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Introduction

Usually if a dessert does not have chocolate in one way or another I am not attracted to it. These lemon bars are a lovely exception. Usually if a dessert does not have chocolate in one way or another I am not attracted to it. These lemon bars are a lovely exception.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
    1 Large Egg
    3/4 cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
    3/4 cup Honey
    1/2 stick Unsalted Butter
    1/4 cup Lemon Juice
    1 tbsp Lemon Zest
    1 tsp Baking Powder
    1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions

1) Bring all cold ingredients to room temperature before mixing. This should take about 45 minutes

2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3) Spray nonstick cooking oil in a square baking dish

4) Beat butter and honey together in a large bowl.

5) Mix in the ricotta cheese, egg, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

6) Add remaining ingredients and stir only until combined. Do not over mix.

7) Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The inside should still be a little moist.

-- 3 WW points --

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLUESUNSHINEFL.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    awsome bars and very easy - 1/2/10

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  • Good
    I'll have to try it again, they didn't turn out right for some reason. Probably something I did ;) - 5/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    I sprinkled the top with powdered sugar for a little extra sweet. These are amazing! - 1/19/10

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  • AWESOME! - 1/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    I'll give it a try! - 12/28/09

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