Greesons Strawberry Farm

Strawberry Oat Squares

3/4 cup sifted cake flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons margarine
Vegetable cooking spray
1 (8-oz) carton light process cream cheese product
1/2 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Strawberry slices (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)

Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press oat mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add cream cheese and next 3 ingredients. Process until smooth. Spoon over prepared crust. Set aside. Combine strawberries, water, pineapple, and cornstarch in a small saucepan; stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Spoon over cheese mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes; cool completely. Cover and chill thoroughly. Cut into squares. If desired, garnish each square with a strawberry slice and a mint sprig.
Servings: 16 squares.
Nutritional content per square: Calories 130, Fat 5.5 g (Sat Fat 1.5 g), Carbohydrate 17.8g., Fiber 0.4g. Protein 3.4 g, Cholesterol 9mg. Sodium 152 mg.