Lovely Lemon Squares

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1 square

Calories 84

Total Fat  3g

Carbohydrate 14g

These lemon squares are fancy treats, but they are fairly simple to make.  Just allow plenty of time for preparation, cooking, and cooling.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Kids Favorites Made Healthy

Prep: 25 minutes                      Bake: 35 minutes                                Cool: 1 hour

Ingredients:

Crust-

Nonstick cooking spray

¾ cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

¼ cup butter or margarine

Filling-

1 egg

1 egg white

? cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (zest)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon water

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Sifted powder sugar (optional)

Directions:

Lightly coat a square baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.  In a small bowl combine the flour and the sugar. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.  Press mixture into the bottom of the pan.  Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

For the filling, use a small mixing bowl and combine the egg and egg white.  Beat with a mixer on medium until frothy.  Add the sugar, flour,   lemon juice, water, and baking powder and mix on medium for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Stir in lemon zest.  Pour filling over hot crust.

Bake for 20-25 minutes more or until edges are light brown and center is set.  Cool on a wire rack.  Cut into 16 squares.  If desired, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.  Makes 16 pieces.

 

 


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