Recipe by PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
"A creamy, lemon layer on a wafer cookie crust is dusted with powdered sugar and lemon zest just before serving in these light lemon bars."
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Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, finely crushed
firmly packed brown sugar
1 (8 ounce) package
PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
grated lemon peel, divided
fresh lemon juice
CALUMET Baking Powder
great flavor,got rave reviews at the picnic. only thing is the crust was hard I was hopping for a more flakey crust.next time i will try to cut back the flourand see if that helps. I increased the waffers and it was much better.
These turned out okay. What I was hoping for was a really zesty, tangy lemon square that packed a little punch. The lemon taste just wasn't very potent. I went with the graham cracker crust suggestion of a number of other posters ... that was yummy. But next time, I'll try to do something to get more zing in these bars.
Light and lemony with all the taste of creamy cheesecake and without all the fuss! This is a quick and easy dessert that tastes like you spent hours. I topped these with a sugared raspberry, lemon zest and a little whipped cream. I can't wait to try these again!
The filling is delicious, but the crust was hard and not very flavourful I think I will try it with graham crackers or gingersnaps next time. I had to bake this 30 minutes in my oven for it to be set. Thanks!
I made these as a "something different" dessert for our Easter holiday feast. They turned out great! The crust turned out well for me baked for 8 minutes. I used Splenda instead of sugar for the filling, otherwise I followed the recipe as written. Delicious. I'll make these again.
I made these the other day and oh my goodness! We couldn't stop eating them! Though I did make the crust with graham cracker since I don't like nilla wafers. They were so good, even though they were a little undercooked. I'm making them again tomorrow =]
Every single time I make these squares I make people mad. Why? Because they're absolutely ADDICTIVE! I always make a double batch because they're just a crowd pleaser. My friends call them Crack Squares because your hooked after the first bite. If you do make them in double batches you will need to extend the cooking time if you use a conventional oven like I do. Typically I add 10 mins when I bake 2 pans of the crust and it can take up to an additional 30 mins when baking 2 pans of all the ingredients... needless to say they're well worth the wait.
I have been looking for a sweet with low points since I am doing weight watchers and this one is perfect. I used splenda instead of the 1 cup of sugar. The taste is amazing and I am able to eat a square at only 3 points! Thank you!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Lemon Squares
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 116
** Calories from Fat: 31
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