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Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Yield: 36 bars Prep 15 mins to 20 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking powder
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13-by-9-by-2- inch baking pan with foil, letting edges extend over sides; set aside. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour, the white whole-wheat flour, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and butter. Spread mixture in the

2. bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges are golden.

Meanwhile, make filling:

3. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and baking powder. Pour filling over hot crust. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more, or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Grasping foil overhang, lift from pan. 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

From FitnessMagazine.com