Butter Crunch Lemon-Cheese Bars

“Pucker up, these are heaven!”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8-by-8-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. To prepare the crust, in a mixing bowl beat together on medium speed the butter, dark brown sugar, salt and mace until smooth.
  4. Spoon 1 cup flour lightly into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife.
  5. Add the flour to the butter mixture and beat at low speed until well blended.
  6. Press the crust into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  8. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the cottage cheese for 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of the bowl once.
  9. Add the sugar, flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking powder, egg and egg white.
  10. Process until well blended.
  11. Pour the filling over the baked crust.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set (the edges will get lightly browned).
  13. Remove from the oven and cool.
  14. When cool, cover and chill for 8 hours.
  15. To serve, cut into bars.

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