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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Delicious lemon bars with a layer of smooth cream cheese will make these you new favorite lemon bar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon, lemon bars, lemon cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 slices
Calories 225kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3/4 cup butter chilled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Cheesecake:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Lemon Layer:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup flour

Instructions

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Cut butter into pieces.
  • In a food processor (or blender on low, pulse setting) Process all ingredients until mixture becomes tiny and fine pieces.
  • Sprinkle mixture into a 9 x 13 baking pan and press evenly into bottom of pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes and remove from oven.

Cheesecake Layer:

  • In medium bowl, blend cream cheese until smooth.
  • Then add sugar and mix well.
  • Cream together the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour cheesecake evenly over hot crust.  Pour slowly and gently, a little at a time.
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300.

Lemon Layer:

  • In a bowl whisk together eggs and sugar until combined well.
  • Stir in lemon juice and flour.
  • Pour gently and smoothly over semi-baked cheesecake.
  • Bake at 300 for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle powdered sugar over top if desired.
  • Cool for an hour and then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg