Lemon Cheese Squares

Summer is almost here! Temperature’s rising, people start grilling and lemonades are again in demand. I have a dessert that is perfect for summer. Main ingredient: Lemon! Lemon is always connected to summer, because the tangy, citrus flavor makes the food so refreshing. So try it and you won’t regret making this. Very tasty and yet so easy to make, you will surely impress your guests when you serve this in one of your bbq parties! Enjoy!

Lemon Cheese Squares

adapted from Taste of Home

  • 1/3 cup stick margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

FILLING:

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, cream margarine and brown sugar. Combine the flour, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture. Press into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. For filling, place the cottage cheese, egg, egg white and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Add the sugar, flour, lemon peel and baking powder; cover and process until blended. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30-34 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate until chilled. Cut into squares.

 Yield: 9 servings.