Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Delicious Lemon Squares

These are incredible!!
Delicious Lemon Squares

Ingredients --

Bottom Layer:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp Butter Extract, 2 oz

Cream Layer:
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz fat-free or light cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 tsp  Original Double-Strength Vanilla
Half of a 1-quart/liter container of whipped topping

Lemon Layer:
1 pie filling recipe from Watkins Lemon Dessert package, using 2-1/2 cups water, Lemon Dessert Mix
1 tbsp lemon juice

Cooking Directions

Combine bottom layer ingredients and pack into an 11 x 7”/28 x 18 cm baking pan. Bake at 375°F/190°C for 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Cream together powdered sugar and cream cheese. Add whipped topping and fold in. Prepare lemon pie filling; add lemon juice and let cool.

Spread a thin layer of cream mixture over baked bottom layer. Spread lemon filling on top; spread rest of cream mixture on top of that. Chill. (Note: Chilling after applying lemon layer may make it easier to spread top layer.) Cut in large squares.

(Note: Other Watkins Dessert Mixes may be used in place of Lemon.)