Refreshingly tangy and buttery-crisp ... somehow the puckery citrus makes a good lemon square seem lighter than it really is. Typical recipes call for a full cup of butter and 1½ pounds of sugar—adding up to more than 300 calories in one little square.
Lightening was tricky but, luckily, our mission was accomplished. We created a healthier, lighter lemon square that retains the flavor and soul of the original.
Classic • 319 calories per square • 6.3 grams saturated fat • 11 grams total fat
Makeover • 124calories per square • 1.3 grams saturated fat • 5 grams total fat