Creamy Lemon Squares

127  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 3 hr 53 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 1 square (53 g) each.


Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Maid Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 1 pkg. (250 g) brick light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon zest, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. icing sugar

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350ºF.
  • Line  8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.
  • Meanwhile,  beat cream cheese spread and granulated sugar with mixer until well blended. Add eggs and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. lemon zest, juice and baking powder; pour over crust.
  • Bake  25 to 28 min. or until centre is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours. Sprinkle with icing sugar and remaining zest just before cutting into squares to serve.

Recipe Tips

How to Easily Sprinkle with Icing SugarMeasure icing sugar into fine-meshed wire strainer, then shake over dessert.

Note from the KitchensFor a softer crust, reduce crust baking time to 5 min.

Make AheadDessert can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 1 square (53 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 180 
    • Total fat 7 g
    • Saturated fat 2.5 g
    • Cholesterol 35 mg
    • Sodium 180 mg
    • Carbohydrate 26 g
    • Dietary fiber n/a
    • Total sugars n/a
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 6 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 2 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a

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