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Butter Crunch Lemon Cheese Bars
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg white
1 large egg
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
Crust: Place first four ingredients in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife.
Add flour to butter mixture, and beat at low speed until well blended.
Press crust into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Filling: Place cottage cheese in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once.
Add remaining ingredients; process until well blended.
Pour filling over crust.
Bake for 25 minutes or until set (the edges will get slightly browned) and cool.
Cover and chill for 8 hours.
Yield: 8 servings
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