Butter Crunch Lemon-Cheese Bars

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8-by-8-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • To prepare the crust, in a mixing bowl beat together on medium speed the butter, dark brown sugar, salt and mace until smooth.
  • Spoon 1 cup flour lightly into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife.
  • Add the flour to the butter mixture and beat at low speed until well blended.
  • Press the crust into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  • In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the cottage cheese for 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of the bowl once.
  • Add the sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking powder, egg and egg white.
  • Process until well blended.
  • Pour the filling over the baked crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set (the edges will get lightly browned).
  • Remove from the oven and cool.
  • When cool, cover and chill for 8 hours.
  • To serve, cut into bars.