Creamy Lemon Squares

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 53mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, & line 8" square baking dish with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan [to be used as handles to lift out baked & cooled pastry].
  • FOR THE CRUST: In medium bowl, combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour & brown sugar.
  • Cut in butter/margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • FOR THE FILLING: Meanwhile, in medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat cheese & sugar until well blended.
  • Add eggs & 2 tablespoons flour, mixing well.
  • Blend in 1 tablespoon lemon zest, lemon juice & baking powder.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Bake 25-28 minutes or until center is set.
  • Cool completely, then cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or garnish with remaining lemon zest.
  • Cut into squares to serve.
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator.
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