Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Creamy Lemon Squares

I gave this a 9 and everyone else gave it a 10.
Creamy Lemon Squares
1 cup graham crumbs
½ cup flour
1/4 firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 non-hydrogenated margarine
1 pkg (250g) cream cheese - light or regular softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp of flour
3 tbsp grated lemon peel
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Line 8 inch square baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan, set aside.
Combine crumbs, ½ cup flour and the brown sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.: press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese spread and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and 2 tbsp flour - mix well. Blend in 1 tbsp of the lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder, pour over crust.
Bake 25 to 28 min or until centre is set. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with icing sugar and garnish with remaining lemon peel, if desired, just before cutting into squares to serve. Store leftovers in fridge. Makes approx 16 squares.


Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Yum! Delicious Pic!!

Marey said...

Looks divine! And your pic is beautiful Brie! :)

Just Shar said...

you did SUCH a good job, it looks professional babe!