Healthy Lemon Square Recipe

Posted: April 22, 2014 in Fitness Foods
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Healthy Lemon Square Recipe

With only 35 calories per square, this is the perfect recipe for lemon bar lovers!

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2teaspoon baking powder
Confectioners’ sugar (optional)

Directions:
1. ) Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.) Line a 13-by-9-by-2- inch baking pan with foil, letting edges extend over sides; set aside.
3.) In a large bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, the white whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar and butter.
4. ) Spread mixture in the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges are golden.
Meanwhile, make filling:
5.) In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and baking powder.
6.) Pour filling over hot crust.
7.) Bake 20 to 25 minutes more, or until center is set.
8.) Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Grasping foil overhang, lift from pan.
9.) Cut into bars. Right before serving, sift confectioners’ sugar over tops, if desired.
Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Healthy Savings:
4. We cut 34 calories, 6 g carbohydrate and 2 g fat.
5. Nutrition facts per 1 Cookie
6. Makes 36 bars

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