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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

These lemon cheesecake bars are a tangy, and sweet treat. With a buttery graham cracker crust, and a creamy lemon cheesecake, topped with whipped cream. They're perfect for a spring or summer dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 243kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 8 graham cracker sheets (or 16 squares)
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 3 TBS butter (melted)

For the Lemon Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 TBS flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Press aluminum foil into a 9 inch square pan, and spray it lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Crush your graham crackers using a food processor (or in a ziplock bag and pound with a mallet or rolling pin) till a fine crumb is formed.
  • In a small bowl, combine your graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Stir together till the mixture is like wet sand.
  • Press the graham cracker crumbs into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, while preparing the filling.

For the lemon cheesecake

  • In a large bowl, beat your cream cheese until smooth, for about 1 minute (a stand mixer, or hand mixer works great).
  • Add in the egg, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar. (Add 1 to 2 drops of yellow food coloring if you want yellow colored bars).
  • Mix for 2-3 minutes until mixture is completely smooth.
  • Pour mixture over crust and bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes until the middle inch or two is no longer jiggly.
  • Allow to set at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover and place in fridge for 3 hours, or overnight before slicing and serving.
  • Top with whipped cream and fresh berries if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 616IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg