Low Calorie Lemon Bars

Makes 12 servings

  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of additional icing sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and and lightly coat the bottom of an 8 inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Beat the 1/4 cup of icing sugar and butter on medium speed until creamy.
  3. Gradually add the 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and mix on low speed until the mixture is crumbly. Make sure not to overmix.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake until just golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack and lower the oven temperature to 325° F.
  6. While the oven temperature reduces, whisk the eggs on medium speed until foamy.
  7. Add the white sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour, baking powder and salt and whisk until combined.
  8. Pour the mixture over the baked crust and return to the oven until “set”, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Do not touch the filling with your fingers or it will stick to them and you will have a big dent in your bars!
  10. Cool completely (about an hour at least) on a wire rack, then cut into 12 squares and dust with icing sugar.