If you like cheesecake, you'll love these bars.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8 inch square baking pan.

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  • To make the crust: In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Gradually blend in flour and walnuts. Mixture will be crumbly.

  • Set aside one cup of crust mixture. Press the rest of the mixture into the bottom of baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

  • To make filling: in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar. Add in egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla until well blended.

  • Spread the filling over warm crust. Sprinkle top with remaining crust mixture. Bake for another 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool on wire racks before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

390 calories; 24.4 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 64 mg sodium. 38.5 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2008
Like other users I had to make a number of changes to make this recipe something we would enjoy. I increased the amount of cream cheese to a full 8 oz. package and I was still wishing there had been more filling. I also added cinnamon to the crust/topping and used pecans instead of walnuts. We ate them but I'm sure that there is a better recipe out there. Sorry.:-( Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/17/2003
This recipe was quick and easy to make unfortunately it isn't worth even the few minutes it takes to make. Before I go any furhter: I followed the recipe EXACTLY. The walnut crust is way too thick and just tastes dry and crunchy not flavorful. The "cheescake" filling is anything but it's more like a suggestion of what cheesecake could taste like. Lemon? How can you taste a hint of lemon flavoring when the whole thing tastes like nuts? This recipe was baked by me and tested by my husband and a friend. They both hated it but not as much as me. I wasted my evening baking time cleaning dishes including the one left after I threw these things away. Sorry they just suck. Read More
(18)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2008
Like other users I had to make a number of changes to make this recipe something we would enjoy. I increased the amount of cream cheese to a full 8 oz. package and I was still wishing there had been more filling. I also added cinnamon to the crust/topping and used pecans instead of walnuts. We ate them but I'm sure that there is a better recipe out there. Sorry.:-( Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2003
This recipe was quick and easy to make unfortunately it isn't worth even the few minutes it takes to make. Before I go any furhter: I followed the recipe EXACTLY. The walnut crust is way too thick and just tastes dry and crunchy not flavorful. The "cheescake" filling is anything but it's more like a suggestion of what cheesecake could taste like. Lemon? How can you taste a hint of lemon flavoring when the whole thing tastes like nuts? This recipe was baked by me and tested by my husband and a friend. They both hated it but not as much as me. I wasted my evening baking time cleaning dishes including the one left after I threw these things away. Sorry they just suck. Read More
(18)
Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2003
layer or crust way too thick and not enough cream cheese. TO ALL BAKERS OF THIS RECIPE: Use at least one package of cream cheese to even out the crust or stick to original 2 packs if you like more cheesecake then crust. Awful recipe despite that. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2008
Like other users I had to make a number of changes to make this recipe something we would enjoy. I increased the amount of cream cheese to a full 8 oz. package and I was still wishing there had been more filling. I also added cinnamon to the crust/topping and used pecans instead of walnuts. We ate them but I'm sure that there is a better recipe out there. Sorry.:-( Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2002
This is fairly easy but we did not love the crust and there was not enough cheesecake middle. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2002
gosh darn it! these things taste like sunlight and flower petals. Bring it on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Everyone loved these bars. The lemon was just the right touch as well as the nutty cookie layer. Will definitely make these many more times! Jordancici from MN Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2001
These are good and fairly easy to make. They are like mini cheesecakes. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2008
I gave this 3 stars after using some changes.I used a whole package of cream cheese so when making the crust I used about 1/4 cup of milk and a little more flour. I didn't use nuts. I put it all in a 9x1.5 inch cake pan.Push the crust VERY lightly into the pan.It would be good with strawberry sauce on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
My husband is a cheesecake lover. I deceited to try it and he loved it. I am not a good cook but it was very easy to make. Read More
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