Ta-Dah---lightened up Meyer Lemon Squares! (Only 118 calories, 3.2 grams of fat each! Original recipe is from my Cooking Light cookbook.)
Meyer Lemon Squares
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 cup all purpose flour
3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/3 cup freshly squeeze lemon juice
3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tsp. powdered sugar, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To prepare crust, beat 1/4 cup sugar and butter on medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a knife. Gradually add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture, beating on low speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gently press mixture into bottom of 8 inch square baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes and cool while you prepare the topping.
To prepare topping, beat eggs at medium speed until foamy. Add 3/4 cup sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, flour, baking powder, and salt; beat until well blended. Pour egg mixture over crust. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yield: 16 servings.
These are tart and sweet at the same time, and perfect for a light dessert! Try them and let me know what you think!