Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe -
Creamy Lemon Squares Recipe
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Creamy Lemon Squares

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"Tangy, sweet, and creamy, these squares are sure to delight true lemon lovers."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings, one square each Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; set aside. Combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and the brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.
  2. MEANWHILE, beat Neufchatel cheese and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. lemon peel, lemon juice and baking powder; pour over crust.
  3. BAKE 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining 2 Tbsp. grated lemon peel just before cutting into squares to serve. Store leftover squares in refrigerator.
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Nov 22, 2007

We like lemon desserts to be very tangy, so I doubled the lemon juice and reduced the sugar to 2/3 cup. Very good and very tart. I'm going to test them on my mother-in-law this week, as she also likes her desserts really lemony.

Jan 08, 2008

I used a graham cracker crust because I didn't have any wafers and this was still amazing. Tasted like lemon cheesecake bars!!!


25 Ratings

Dec 04, 2007

These were excellent! Very Creamy with a good amount of lemon flavor. I followed the recipe exactly. Will be making again!

Oct 08, 2007

These are simply to die for! My husband is a big lemon fan, so I made these for him. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out wonderful!

Mar 16, 2009

This recipe was easy, very tasty, and very good. It's better than the store brought lemon squares.

Oct 23, 2007

I made these for work and got lots of compliments and requests for the recipe. It's like lemon cheesecake.

Sep 06, 2007

Nice cool, creamy dessert. I didn't have Nilla waffers, so I used 10 graham cracker squares instead. I also didn't have a lemon to zest, but if I did I know it would have had stronger lemon flavor. Will make again the given way. It was more like lemon cheesecake!

Aug 31, 2007

Easy and tasty! I thought they were a nice change from the traditional lemon bars. I didn't put the extra lemon zest on top, just because I didn't feel like grating more, and it tasted just fine!


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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