Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Creamy Lemon Squares

20 Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cold margarine
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
 2 eggs
2 Tbsp. flour
3 Tbsp. lemon zest, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
 1/4 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
2 tsp. powdered sugar

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

LINE 8-inch square pan with foil. Mix wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.

BEAT Neufchatel and granulated sugar with mixer until well blended. Add eggs and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. zest, juice and baking powder; pour over crust.

BAKE 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining zest before serving.

Kraft Kitchens TipsSubstituteSubstitute 1 Tbsp. each lemon, lime and orange zest for the 3 Tbsp. lemon zest. Note from the Kraft KitchensFor a softer crust, reduce the crust baking time from 15 min. to 5 min. NoteYou should get about 1 Tbsp. zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon.nutritional information per serving

Calories 170 Total fat 7 g Saturated fat 2.5 g Cholesterol 35 mg Sodium 130 mg Carbohydrate 25 g Dietary fiber 0 g Sugars 18 g Protein 3 g Vitamin A 6 %DV Vitamin C 2 %DV Calcium 2 %DV Iron 4 %DV Healthy Living InformationLow sodium

Carb Choices: 1-1/2Diet Exchange  You'd never guess that this great-tasting version of a classic dessert is made with better-for-you products and can fit into your healthful eating plan.