Butter Crunch Lemon-Cheese Bars

posted by Terrytx 02-03-101 7:35 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Butter Crunch Lemon-Cheese Bars
Recipe By : Cooking Light-Jan-Feb/01
Serving Size : 8
Categories : Brownie & Bars Low Fat

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon mace or nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
cooking spray

1 cup 1% low fat cottage cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1 large egg white

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To prepare crust, place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add 1 cup flour to butter mixture, and beat at low speed until well-blended. Press crust into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

To prepare filling, place cottage cheese in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once. Add 1 cup granulated sugar and remaining ingredients, and process until well-blended. Pour filling over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set (the edges will get lightly browned), and cool. Cover and chill for 8 hours.

1 bar: 281 cal, 9 g fat, 6.7 g pro, 44.5 g carb, 49 mg chol, 298 mg sod.

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