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Creamy Lemon Squares

These Creamy Lemon Squares taste just like a lemon cheesecake – so creamy and delicious!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy lemon squares
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 38 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 266kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 20 NILLA Wafers finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup butter cold
  • 8 oz PHILADELPHIA cream cheese 1 package, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp lemon zest divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with foil.
  • Mix first 3 ingredients in medium bowl.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press the crumbs onto the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with mixer until well blended. Add eggs one at a time and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well.
  • Blend in 1 Tbsp. zest, juice and baking powder; pour over crust.
  • Bake for 25 to 28 min. or until center is set. Let cool completely then refrigerate for 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining zest before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg