Tangy Lemon Squares

Tangy Lemon Squares

A delicious treat, with a 36% calorie reduction from the traditional recipe.


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Serves: 16 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Extra Time: 30 mins
(for cooling)

Yield: 16 x bars

Heart-Friendly Recipe Low Sodium Recipe Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe

Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful (or 8 packets Equal® Sweetener)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp cold stick unsalted butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful (or 18 packets Equal® Sweetener), extra
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp stick unsalted butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon peel, extra


Preheat oven to 350°F.

CRUST: In a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful and salt. Cut in the butter with pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon lemon peel and vanilla; mix with hands to form dough.

Press dough evenly on bottom and 1/4 inch up sides of 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

FILLING: In a medium bowl, beat eggs and 3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful; mix in lemon juice, butter and 1 tablespoon lemon peel. Pour mixture into baked pastry.

Bake until lemon filling is set, about 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.

Thanks to Merisant/Equal® - www.equal.com