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Cheesecake Lemon Bars

Cheesecake Lemon Bars

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Julie Lucia Anderson

Julie Lucia Anderson

A light lemony cheesecake dessert that makes two layers, one lemony layer, and another cheesecake layer. You'll be coming back for more!

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  • Calories:
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Whisk together 1 1/2 cup flour and confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl. Cut in the cold butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared baking dish to form a crust.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.
  4. Whisk together 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour lemon mixture into the prepared crust. Skim off any bubbles from the surface of the filling. Mix the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in a bowl until well blended. Whisk in 2 eggs, then spread over the lemon mixture. The mixtures will separate during baking.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is set, about 30 minutes.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Reviews

Cassondra
156

Cassondra

6/17/2011

Made these last night and they were very, very good. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because there wasn't enough lemon flavor for me. When I make this again I will double the lemon mixture. The cream cheese mixture is super thick and creamy so it can definitely stand the larger lemon amount. Very excited to have found a lemon bar recipe that's a little different from the rest. I think I will also try it with Key lime juice. I think this would be beautiful for a wedding or baby shower.

Lisa D
106

Lisa D

6/17/2011

These turned out great. A lot of steps but well worth it. I topped mine with a thin layer of sweetened sour cream (about a cup of sour cream w/ confectioners sugar to taste and a drop...litterally a drop...of lemon extract). I only topped it because I liked the more finished look. These were a hit with our family and friends. Great refreshing summer dessert w/o instant pudding or cool whip! (no offense to those desserts, I make them too!) :)

Whelma
96

Whelma

6/13/2011

Excellent recipe. I put the cream cheese on top of the lemon mixture and thought there was no way this was going to set and separate. I was wrong, turned out great and everyone loved it. Whelma

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