Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares
Lemon Squares

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 20

    nilla wafers

  • 1/2

    cup flour

  • 1/4

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup cold butter

  • 1

    8 oz package cream cheese, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 2

    tbsp flour

  • 3

    tbsp grated lemon peel

  • 1/4

    cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4

    tsp baking powder

  • 2

    tsp powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350*. Line 8 inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; set aside. Combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut butter with 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and 2 tbsp flour; mix well. Blend in 1 tbsp of lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder; poor over crust. Bake 25-28 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with remaining lemon peel, just before cutting into squares. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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