Lemon-Almond Squares

  • Preparation Time 20 min
  • Cooking Time 25 min
  • 16 servings

Variants of popular lemon square with a modification to make it more diabetic friendly.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 oz butter, cold
  • 2 oz shortening
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Several tablespoons of cold water
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Splenda Granular
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 ½ tbsp freshly grated lemon rind
  • ¼ cup crumbled amoretti cookies
Nutritional Info
  • Calories: 153
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 9g
Other Dietary Information

Steps

1
Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
2
Mix in a large bowl, flours and almond meal.
3
Cut butter and shortening into the flour mixture until its coarse-meal textured.
4
Stir in almond extract and 2 tbsp of cold water, add water gradually to form dough.
5
Press into the bottom and partially up sides of a 8" square pan.
6
Bake 10 minutes, allow to cool.
7
Reduce oven to 350 degree F.
8
Beat eggs, Splenda and honey with electric beaters until creamy.
9
Mix in lemon juice, butter, and lemon rind.
10
Pour mixture into baked pastry.
11
Sprinkle amoretti crumbs over the lemon filling.
12
Bake 15 minutes.
13
Cool on wire rack and chill before serving.
Course
Dessert
Snack
Main Ingredient
Eggs / Dairy
Dietary
Diabetic
Occasion
Christmas
Dinner Party
Easter
Gifts
Thanksgiving
Valentines Day