While lemons are traditionally a winter fruit, something about lemon desserts makes them the quintessential summer treat. These lemon squares look and taste vibrant, and remind us of the summer sunshine we all love so much.
Generally, lemon squares tend to be an indulgent treat made with a buttery crust and lemon custard filling. They’re delicious, but not so friendly to the waistline. When we find ourselves craving some lemon squares, we turn to this skinny version.
This lightened up lemon squares recipe includes baking hacks like using reduced fat butter and applesauce to make the lemon squares more diet-friendly. These low-calorie lemon squares only have 101 calories per square, whereas typical lemon squares can have anywhere from 140 calories to 240 calories, depending on how they’re made.
The best part about this summer dessert is that it’s incredibly easy to make. Even if you’ve never made pastry dough before, you’ll find the recipe very easy to follow and foolproof.