“These tasty lemony nuggets were found at Kraft Foods, & although there are boxed lemon bar mixes out there, the homemade kind, well.... Preparation time DOES NOT INCLUDE the 2+ hours to chill in the refrigerator.”
READY IN:
53mins
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, & line 8" square baking dish with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan [to be used as handles to lift out baked & cooled pastry].
  2. FOR THE CRUST: In medium bowl, combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour & brown sugar.
  3. Cut in butter/margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.
  5. Bake 15 minutes.
  6. FOR THE FILLING: Meanwhile, in medium bowl, with electric mixer on medium speed, beat cheese & sugar until well blended.
  7. Add eggs & 2 tablespoons flour, mixing well.
  8. Blend in 1 tablespoon lemon zest, lemon juice & baking powder.
  9. Pour over crust.
  10. Bake 25-28 minutes or until center is set.
  11. Cool completely, then cover & refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  12. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or garnish with remaining lemon zest.
  13. Cut into squares to serve.
  14. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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