Lemon Squares

These lemon bars are refreshingly sweet and slightly tart- the perfect light dessert for a summer picnic! Unlike traditional versions of this recipe, our version is lower in sugar and fat and higher in protein.

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS (filling)

NUTRITION

  • Serving Size:   1 slice
  • Servings:   16
  • Calories:   134
  • Fat:   6g
  • Carbs:   11g
  • Fiber:   1g
  • Sugar:   18g
  • Protein:   5g

DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 325˚.
  • Combine the ingredients for the pastry base into a food processor and pulse until well blended.
  • Grease and line a 9"x9" baking pan with parchment paper and spread the dough evenly throughout the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the pastry base is cooking, place the ingredients for the lemon filling into a bowl. Whisk together until sugar is dissolved. Let sit for at least 10 minutes and whisk again.
  • Pour the filling onto the (cooked) pastry base and place back into the oven for 25 more minutes. Remove from oven a let cool.
  • Once cooled, sprinkle a light layer of powdered sugar over the top of the lemon filling. Cut into 16 squares. Enjoy!


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