09 March, 2012

Easy Lemon Squares | Cooking Light

Photo: Oxmoor House via Cooking Light

Easy Lemon Squares ingredients
Makes 16 pieces
Crust
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp butter or stick margarine, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour

Topping
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp grated lemon rind
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsps powdered sugar


Directions
Get ready
Preheat oven to 350ºF.


Prepare and bake the crust
Beat 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the butter at Medium speed of a mixer until creamy.

Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.

Gradually add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture, beating at Low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Gently press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan.

Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack.


Prepare and bake topping
Beat eggs at Medium speed until foamy; add  3/4 cup granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (3/4 cup granulated sugar through salt), and beat until well-blended.

Pour mixture over partially baked crust. Bake at 350ºF for 20 to 25 minutes, or until set. Cool on a wire rack.


Finish and serve
Sift powdered sugar evenly over top. When cooled, slice into sixteen (16) bars. 

Nutritional Information
Calories: 118 (24% from fat)
Fat: 3.2g (sat 1.7g, mono 1.0g, poly 0.3g)
Protein: 2.2g
Carbohydrate: 20.5g
Fiber: 0.3g
Cholesterol: 47mg
Iron: 0.6mg
Sodium: 68mg
Calcium: 16mg


This recipe is from Cooking Light Magazine (Southern Progress Corp, April 1999), 105.

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