Recipe by PAM29922
"Nothing brings a recipe to life like fresh lemons! For a change of pace from the standard Southern-style lemon bars, you need to look no further! This recipe is easy and the taste is divine. I have also made this with Splenda® and low-fat cream cheese and they were just as wonderful."
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2 (8 ounce) packages
refrigerated crescent roll dough (such as Pillsbury® Recipe Creations®), divided
lemons, zested and juiced, divided
2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
Made half a recipe, used an 8x8 baking dish, and cut into 12 squares. I used reduced fat cream cheese and Splenda (cutting back on the amount in the recipe) with good results. This is a really quick and tasty dessert!
The filling was excellent, especially when eaten cold. My husband and I enjoyed the perfectly lemony taste. The use of crescent roll dough was awful though. Very messy to work with. Doesn't hold its crispness, gets almost "soggy". I'd love to experiment with the filling using a butter or sugar cookie dough or a baked pie crust base, something that will maintain some crispy/firmer base substance. Also I like to freeze my baked goods and know from previous (non-dessert) recipes that crescent rolls do not do well after freezing. Any suggestions from out there would be very welcome as well.
The entire 3 stars were just for the filling.
These were Terrific!! A lady @ school gave me some Mayer lemons, I wanted to show case such a great piece of fruit, these bars accomplished that goal n then some! I took the bars to school and my friends LOVED them! Thank You Pam These are an EXCELLENT dessert for any occasion ::)
This was delicious!
I made this dessert lastnight and I loved it. My husband likes and my co worker loves it as well. I love lemon desserts!!!! I also like how light this dessert is. Plan on using this recipe again and again.
One word describes this recipe -- Excellent.
I thought these were very good. I love the lemon flavor. I would recommend this recipe to my friends and family.
My entire home smells like a bakery.... so buttery and sweet....yummm.
I did not change anything except the sugar, I used splenda. I give this 5 stars.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemon Cream Cheese Bars
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 104
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