Dessert Snack

Luscious Lemon Bars

  • Ready Time: 155min
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  • Prep Time: 135min
    Cook Time: 20min
  • Potato Type: Yellow
    Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 6
    Prep Method: BakedMicrowave
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Description

Recipe by: Vicki Shanta Retelny

There’s nothing tastier than sweet, tart and melt-in-your-mouth lemon bars. Ramp up the classic lemon bar with yellow potatoes to add a whole host of goodies for your body and health.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup pistachios, shelled, lightly salted
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Filling

  • 2 Yellow potatoes
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup (260 g) silken soft tofu
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed from 2 large lemons
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon

Preparation
Prep Time: 135min | Cook Time: 20min

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Spray a 9 X 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, add pistachios, sugar and cinnamon.  Pulse until well blended and thickened.  Spoon into the baking dish and press down to form a crust.
  4. Put into the oven for 10 minutes.  Remove to cool.
  5. Cook potatoes in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes, until softened. Remove the skin and allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Toss the potatoes in the food processor and pulse a few times until mashed.
  7. Add the egg, tofu, lemon juice, sugar and mix together.
  8. Add the flour, vanilla, baking soda, and salt.  Pulse together until well blended and the batter is smooth.
  9. Pour batter over crust and spread evenly.
  10. Put into oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before placing in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours.
  12. Remove and cut into 6 squares.  Sprinkle with lemon zest and serve.

Nutrition

Calories295
Fat12g
Sodium409mg
Cholesterol31
Vitamin C31%
Carbohydrates41g
Fiber4g
Protein10g
Potassium378mg

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