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.

3 comments:

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!