Another recipe request I’ve had from a few people over the last few months is lemon squares. I thought to myself… this one is going to be tricky, I mean lemon squares are over 50% sugar πŸ™ but I was up for the challenge! I decided to use the reduced fat pillsbury crescent rolls as the crust to save on some points and it worked out really well. These lemon squares are so delicious and bursting with lemon flavor, plus they are super easy to make, I promise πŸ™‚ The recipe makes 20 squares at 3 freestyle smart points each, although I personally did not freeze them, I think they would freeze well.

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Lightened up lemon squares

Drizzle
3SP blue & purple, 4SP green /2PP
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baking
Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package pillsbury reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar confectionery sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg whites I use liquid egg whites, 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • Icing sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 dish with non stick spray.
  • Roll out your crescent roll dough, I separated mine into 2 pieces (of 4 crescents) pinch together any open seams, then lay out both pieces into your baking dish and cover bottom of pan, come up the sides a bit with your dough if you can.
  • Bake dough in oven for approx 12-15 minutes, checking it does not brown too much.
  • Meanwhile make your lemon filling, whisk together your eggs and egg whites, whisk in lemon juice.
  • Slowly whisk in your flour and then icing sugar followed by your lemon zest. Mix until it's all blended.
  • As soon as you remove your crescent crust from oven pour on your lemon filling, then return to oven for 20 minutes or until filling is set.
  • Let cool completely before cutting into 20 squares, 5 down, 4 across.
  • When your ready to serve them dust with icing sugar, but don't do this till ready to serve as it will dissolve.
  • Store in sealed container, after day 1 store in fridge for a few days, should freeze well.
  • Makes 20 squares at 3 smart points each on blue & purple, 4SP on green
  • Nutritional info per square.. Calories 81...Fat 2.1g..Sat fat 0.8g.. Carbs 14.3g... Fiber 0g...Sugars 9.2g... Protein 1.8g

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20 Comments

  1. Made this tonight. Unfortunately the filling ran underneath the crust! It’s important to push the edges of the crust up the sides of the pan to hold the filling on top.
    Tastes good though…it’s just kind of upside down lemon bars!

    • Teresa Burchett Reply

      I should have read the comments first, lol. Exactly what happened to me. I think actually using glass pan would help. I also wasn’t quite ready for the crust so it cooled a little and I think that made it separate more.

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    • Drizzle Reply

      I don’t think it will change the powdered sugar is just a small amount

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  4. Yvonne Caddell Reply

    I made hear to take for Easter dinner. They were amazing and turned out perfectly. I am so glad I found this website.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Yay, so awesome that you enjoyed them πŸ™‚ I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes

  5. These look delish!! What size pan did you use? I’m planning on making them soon. Thanks so much for your recipes. I live by them. I also shared your website with my group at WW. I was surprised how many had never heard of it.

  6. Sorry, just read the recipe again and found the size pan I need!! Thanks again!

  7. So delicious!!! & Still taste great (cold from fridge) a few days after baking them!!
    Will definitely be making these again & again!

    • Drizzle Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the lemon squares Elizabeth, they are a fav of mine!

  8. Danielle Wells Reply

    Just back from the store and bought self rising flour by accident…will this make much of a difference? (I tried to Google the answer but, I’m not having much luck.)

  9. Marilyn Brown Reply

    Remind me, how many egg whites do I use if I don’t have a carton of egg whites

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi 1 egg should be equivalent to one egg white so if using the whites from eggs use 2

  10. If I used monkfruit for both the regular sugar and confectioner sugar – how many
    WW points would this be? Would really appreciate your help. Lemon bars are my favorite!
    Love your creative recipe.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Molly, my guess would be they’d drop to 1 or 2 points but for accurate results best to build the recipe in the WW app .. I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

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