Lemon Cheesecake Squares

Lemon Cheesecake Squares

"Whether I'm hosting friends or sending a plate to work with my husband, these creamy elegant cheesecake squares are always a hit. It's a wonderful make-ahead dessert that easily serves a large group."
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Press dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with jam.
  2. For filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until fluffy. Add the eggs, lemon juice and peel just until blended. Carefully spoon over jam. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

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A rather unique and very delicious twist on plain old cheesecake, cut into dainty little squares. Loved the different, oatmeal crust, and the little bit of raspberry was just the right amount w...

Most helpful critical review

Definately needed additional lemon in this recipe. If I make it again, I will add more lemon and zest and possibly add lemon to the crust as well.

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A rather unique and very delicious twist on plain old cheesecake, cut into dainty little squares. Loved the different, oatmeal crust, and the little bit of raspberry was just the right amount w...

I made these with butter substituted for shortening in the crust, homemade raspberry freezer jam, key lime juice and zest. I chilled them overnite before cutting. Hint - run some warm water over...

Wow! Just fantastic recipe! After reading the other reviews, I made just a few adjustments. I lined my pan with parchment paper because this type of crust can stick. I used butter in the cru...

Really easy. I halved the recipe and made it in a 9" round springform pan.

Oh my!! What a delicious little treat this is! I loved the oat crust and touch of lemon in cheesecake and the jam in and of itself was a perfect compliment. I did not have any fresh raspberries ...

I substituted butter for the shortening. I loved the thick layer of cheesecake filling with great lemon flavor. The raspberry filling and oatmeal crust balanced it very well. My husband and I ...

Fabulous! I love lemon so I doubled the lemon juice, zest and added 1/3 c. more flour and 1/4 c. more sugar to offset the extra liquid. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla to the crust.

This was very good! I had blackberry jam and so used it rather than raspberry, also subbed lime for lemon as that is what I had. I decided to swirl some blackberry into the top and it was pretty...

Perfect. Didn't change a thing and they came out delicious.

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