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Creamy Lemon Squares

03:58:00 16 servings, 1 square (53 g) each
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16 servings, 1 square (53 g) each

These lemon squares are a creamy twist of the classic recipe that you have to taste to believe.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix graham 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 blended. Add eggs and remaining flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. lemon zest, juice and baking powder.
  • Pour batter over crust. Bake 25 to 28 min. or until centre is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan. Sprinkle with icing sugar and remaining zest before cutting into squares.

How to Easily Sprinkle with Icing Sugar

Measure the icing sugar into a fine-mesh wire strainer, then shake over dessert.

Note from the Kraft Kitchens

For a softer crust, reduce the initial crust baking time to 5 min.

Make Ahead

This refreshing dessert can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.


  • 16 servings, 1 square (53 g) each

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Nutrition Bonus

You'd never guess that this great-tasting version of a classic dessert, made with better-for-you products, can fit into your healthy eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1 square (53 g) each
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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