cup (80 g) regular rolled oats
1 1/4 cups (155 g) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (40 g) powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4 cup (2 oz./55 g) butter or margarine, cut
2 tablespoons (30 ml) smooth unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
4 thin lemon slices, cut into quarters, seeds
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: About 50 minutes
a food processor or blender, whirl oats until
finely ground. Distribute evenly over bottom of
a lightly greased square 8-inch (20-cm) nonstick
or regular baking pan; set aside.
a food processor or large bowl, whirl or stir
together the 1 1/4 cups (155 g) flour, the 1/3
cup (40 g) powdered sugar, and the 1/2 teaspoon
lemon peel. Add butter and applesauce; whirl or
rub with your fingers until mixture resembles
coarse crumbs. Scatter crumbs evenly over oats
in pan; press firmly to make an even layer that
covers bottom of pan and extends about 1/2 inch
(1 cm) up sides. Prick dough all over with a fork.
Bake in a 325 degree F (165 degree C) oven until
pale golden (about 20 minutes).
in a small bowl, beat whole egg and egg whites
with an electric mixer on high speed until foamy.
Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until
mixture is thick and pale in color. Add the 1/2
to 1 teaspoon lemon peel, lemon juice, the 1 tablespoon
flour, and baking powder; beat until smooth.
hot baked crust from oven; pour lemon mixture
into crust. Return to oven and bake until filling
no longer jiggles in center when pan is gently
shaken (about 30 minutes). Let cool in pan on
a rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
To serve, cut into 2-inch (5-cm) squares. Just
before serving, sprinkle with the 3 tablespoons
powdered sugar and garnish with quartered lemon
low-fat version of an all-time favorite. Oatmeal
goes into the crust, providing a chewy, nutty-tasting
complement to the sweet-tart custard filling.
Makes 16 bars
3 POINTS per serving
bar: 155 calories (20% calories from fat), 4 grams
total fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 21 milligrams
cholesterol, 56 milligrams sodium, 29 grams carbohydrates,
0.8 grams fiber, 3 grams protein, 19 milligrams
calcium, 0.8 milligram iron