Healthiest Lemon Squares
A healthy dessert can be hard to find. But a healthy dessert that actually tastes good? That’s something that comes along once in a blue moon. And once in a blue moon? Well, that just happens to be what this August is. There are going to be two full moons in the month of August; hence once in a blue moon.
So my advice? Sometime between our two full moons take a moment to savor this delicious, and tart dessert. Perfect for the end of summer, and your waistline.
Lightened Lemon Squares
Inspired from Cooking Light
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/8 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons of canola oil
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of grated lemon rind
1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, pine nuts, and salt in a food processor; pulse 2 times to combine. Add butter and canola oil. Pulse 3 to 5 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Place mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch square (or round) baking dish coated with cooking spray; press into bottom of pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Combine granulated sugar and next 5 ingredients (through egg white) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until set. Remove from oven, and cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
Sprinkle squares evenly with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar.