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Creamy Lemon Nut Bars
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour, divided
1/3 cup cashews, chopped
1 8oz. pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 Tbls. grated lemon peel
1 Tbls. powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.

Mix butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in large bowl.

Gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups of the flour and cashews.

Press dough firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.

Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until well blended. Add remaining 1/4 cup flour and eggs; beat until blended.

Stir in lemon juice and peel.

Pour over baked crust in pan. Bake 30 minutes or until set.

Remove from oven; cool completely.

Sprinkle with 1 Tbls. powdered sugar; cut into 32 bars.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Serves: 32
Recipe Origin: United States
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