Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Lemon cheesecake bars are a perfect balance of tangy and sweet. A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with a citrusy lemon cheesecake for a delightfully creamy treat.
Dessert
New American
16
ingredients
10
steps
45
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
9
For the Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cup(s)
graham cracker crumbs
2 tblsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
4 tblsp
unsalted butter, melted
For the Cheesecake Filling
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
14 oz
sweetened condensed milk
1
large egg, room temperature
1
egg yolk
1 tblsp
lemon zest
1/3 cup(s)
lemon juice
a pinch of kosher salt
For the Lemon Cheesecake Bars
1
batch of graham cracker crust, see above
1
batch of cheesecake filling, see above
fresh raspberries, for garnish
whipped cream, for garnish
mint, for garnish

Directions 10 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

In a bowl, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt. Mix in the melted butter until the mixture is sandy and thick.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking pan and press the mixture into the bottom. Bake the crust for 10 minutes and let cool completely.

Step 4

While the crust is cooling, make the filling. Using either a handheld mixer or a whisk, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Step 5

Add in the sweetened condensed milk and beat until smooth.

Step 6

Add the egg, egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt. Mix on medium speed until smooth.

Step 7

Pour the cheesecake batter into the cooled graham cracker crust.

Step 8

Bake at 350°F until the filling is set and does not jiggle, about 20-25 minutes. Let cheesecake cool completely and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours.

Step 9

When completely chilled, remove cheesecake from the pan and cut it into squares.

Step 10

Garnish with whipped cream, raspberries and mint. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
343
FAT
20.8 g
PROTEIN
6.6 g
CARBS
33.9 g

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Fred M.

Fred

29 Jul 2022

Amazing! The kids asked if we can make these again soon.

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