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Luscious Lemon Bars

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Potato Type: Yellow
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: BakedMicrowave

Dish

DessertSnack

Prep Time

135 Mins

Cook Time

20 Mins

Serving

Serves 6

Ingredients

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Crust

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

  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.

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Recipe By: Vicki Shanta Retelny

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

295

Fat

12g

Sodium

409mg

Cholesterol

31g

Vitamin C

31mg

Carbohydrates

41g

Fiber

4g

Protein

10g

Potassium

378mg

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