Ginger Lemon Cheesecake Bars


These bars are an elegant twist on lemon cheesecake bars, reminiscent of Carr's® Ginger Lemon Cremes cookies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
18 servings



  • 1 (16 ounce) package gingersnap cookies, crushed

  • cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix cookies, brown sugar, butter, and ground ginger together in a bowl; press into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove crust from oven and cool to room temperature.

  4. Process cream cheese, eggs, white sugar, lemon juice, and lemon extract in a food processor until smooth and creamy; spread over crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheesecake is set, 25 to 30 minutes.

  6. Cool cheesecake to room temperature and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

You can add lemon zest for more flavor or omit the lemon altogether and make a vanilla cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
16g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 69mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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