Baking: Pastries, Pies, Tarts: Tangy Lemon Squares

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

Author: Merisant/Equal® -
Date: December 27, 2012

Serves: 16 person(s)
Yield: 16 x bars

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


    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.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:95 cals
Kilojoules:398 kJ
Fat:8.0 g
Carbohydrates:6.0 g
Protein:2.0 g
Cholesterol:45.0 mg
Sodium:27 mg
Saturated Fat:3.0 g
Fiber:0.3 g
Calcium:7.0 mg
Total Sugars:1.0 g

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