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Lemon Bars, Slightly Healthier Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Bars, slightly healthier recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Bars, slightly healthier using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by stefunny823

Makes 18 servings



Cook's Illustrated Lemon Bars, with modifications

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Bars, slightly healthier

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 tsp salt
12 tbsp promise buttery spread
1 cup eggbeaters
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
3 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
2/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup nonfat milk
1/8 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Lemon Bars, slightly healthier

  1. Crust: Oven rack in middle position, at 350 degrees. Lightly butter 13x9 baking dish, line with parchment/wax paper. Dot paper with butter, then lay 2nd sheet crosswise over it. Mix flour, confectioner?s sugar, cornstarch, salt. Add butter (grate frozen butter into mixture), mix until mixture is pale yellow. Put mixture in pan, press firmly with fingers into even, 1/3 inch layer over pan bottom and inch up sides. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then bake until golden brown (approx. 20 mins).

  2. Filling: Whisk eggs, sugar, flour, then stir in zest, juice, milk and salt to blend well.

  3. To finish: Oven temp to 325 degrees. Stir filling to reblend, pour onto warm crust. Bake until filling feels firm, about 20 minutes. Cool pan to room temp, about 30 minutes. Grasp the edges of the lengthwise paper and lift bars to cutting board. Peal paper down, cut, sprinkle with sugar if desired.

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 71.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
194
Calories from Fat
49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
198mg
8%
Potassium
34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
32.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
19.8g
Protein
2.9g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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