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Ginger Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"These bars are an elegant twist on lemon cheesecake bars, reminiscent of Carr's® Ginger Lemon Cremes cookies."
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2 h 10 m servings 265
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  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; 16 27.3 3.7 55 192 Full nutrition

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5.21.16 I mixed up the cheesecake mixture, and wanted more lemon flavor, so I did add lemon zest in addition to lemon juice. The crust turned out crumbly, and about half of it stayed in the di...

Too much crust, not enough topping. A little too sweet for our taste.

The ginger was too strong for my liking... most of the bars ended up in the trash unfortunately

I used a 10 oz. bag of gingersnap cookies and the crust still came out pretty thick, but it had a nice ginger flavor, which was what I was looking for.