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Lemony Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Lemony Cheesecake Bars

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"This is a delightful bar cookie with a graham cracker pecan crust, and creamy lemon cheesecake layer."

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. In medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, pecans, sugar and butter. Mix well. Reserve 1/3 cup of crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture into prepared pan. Bake 6 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk. Add eggs; beat until just combined. Stir in lemon juice. Carefully spoon mixture atop crust in pan. Spoon reserved crumb mixture to make diagonal stripes on top of cream cheese mixture or sprinkle to cover.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 1 hour. Store in refrigerator. Cut into bars to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2005

I confess I had the idea making these when I saw the picture. They're as good as they look! I didn't have Graham crackers crumbs and I used Ladyfingers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This recipie is delicious no matter how bad you muck it up! I am a beginning baker and this always turns out delicious but I find that this recipie doesent call for enough margarine and sugar to hold together the crust. Besides that, not too tart, not too sweet. Just right!


12 Ratings

Jul 22, 2005

I love this recipe! I've made it twice. Both times used low-fat condensed milk and a mix of low-fat and regular cream cheese. Delicious and creamy. I don't add sugar to the crust (I figure graham crackers are sweet enough). I've also never added the nuts since I was serving it to a crowd. I love the light, refreshing flavor of these bars! *** Made these again using organic lemon-ginger sandwhich cookies (omit sugar) and just a touch of butter and walnuts for the crust. (Mixed it up in my food processor). When serving, topped with a dollop of lemon curd from Trader Joe's. They taste even better this way!

Feb 03, 2005

I omitted pecans, made a normal graham cracker crust (kids). Was surprised how well it came out using sweetened cond. milk, it seemed unusual. It was so easy and they came out great. I had to cook them about 10 extra minutes. Topped with cherry pie filling. To quote my 7yr old "I love it Mom, I love it!".

Dec 03, 2004

This is a creamy dreamy lemon cheesecake bar and SO easy to make. Instead of the graham crackers I used vanilla wafers. I think either way it would turn out delish!

Jan 06, 2008

What a super springboard to an easy, tasty recipe! I had a pre-made 9" chocolate graham biscuit shell to use up, so I wanted less volume. I used 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened; one can (10 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk; TWO eggs; --add one at a time and beat well; and 1/8 c orange juice. Also, I took 1 cup of frozen cranberries, 4 T of brown and white sugar (in total) and a little water. I set the cranberries to simmer until they burst and it was nice and bubbly. The cranberries were spread over the shell, then the cream cheese mixture. Baked about 30 - 40 minutes. Meanwhile, I took an orange coloured jam (I had peach) and mixed in a little water to make a 'glaze'. After the pie had cooled, I dusted it with cocoa powder (to match the chocolate shell), drizzled the glaze on top, and garnished the centre with orange rind strips and orange zest. Very successful at the Christmas party!

Nov 29, 2006

These were yummy- I made them last night and my boyfriend & his friends gobbled them up! They were very creamy & I loved the lemon flavor in a cheesecake! I will definitely make again, and probably use this recipe as a base for other types of cheesecake bars I'll whip up in the future, substituting some other flavor for the lemon- maybe strawberry? ummmmm

Nov 22, 2006

These were good but next time I'd try a different recipe. I think the sweetened condensed milk diluted the cheesecake flavor I love so much.


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  • Calories
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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