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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"These creamy lemon cheesecake bars have a smoother texture than the usual custard texture of a boxed lemon bar mix. I just about died when I had them the first time. A good friend made them for another friend's birthday. I immediately asked her for the recipe as my Christmas present. She courteously obliged. They are the best!"
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3 h 35 m servings 411
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9x13 pan)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Mix shortbread crumbs, flour, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter using 2 knives or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press over the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and white sugar using an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs and flour. Mix well. Blend in lemon juice, lemon zest, and baking powder. Pour filling over the crust.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until center is set, 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool completely, at least 45 minutes. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar right before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 411 calories; 20.9 52.6 6 95 234 Full nutrition

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Another winner for my Women's Club meeting! I had to use a graham cracker crust as I didn't have any shortbread but that did not affect the flavor of the bars. Next time I will buy the shortbrea...

Will definitely make this again. I made this for a gathering at my home and everyone loved it.

Too much like cheesecake which I love but this way extremely thick and dense no real lemon flavor followed recipe a written will not make again

Didn't make any changes. Was a hit. Was asked for recipe. Will definitely make it again.

baked an extra 8 minutes