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Lemon Linzer Bars Recipe
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Lemon Linzer Bars

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"Luscious layers of sugar cookie, raspberry jam and dreamy lemon cream cheese are the big temptations in this bar."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    5 hrs 15 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of pan.
  3. Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Spread raspberry jam over cooled base. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and lemon curd with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Drop lemon mixture by teaspoonfuls over jam layer; spread gently and evenly over jam.
  5. Sprinkle toasted almonds over top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. To serve, top each bar with 1 raspberry, gently pressing into lemon mixture. Store covered in refrigerator.
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Jan 03, 2011

These are fabulous! I did not use the almonds just based on what my children would eat. And I used lemon pie filling instead of making lemon curd. Very refreshing and very easy! I will definitely be making these for reunions, family events and holidays! Thank you for sharing!!!

Mar 28, 2011

It took me a while to find, and really wasn't all that delicious. It was rather burnt, and a hassle to make.


5 Ratings

Mar 28, 2011

I just made 2 batches of these for a bridal shower. I was looking for something pretty to serve, and these were perfect. I baked them in a slightly smaller pan than a 13x9 (it was a disposable-foil bake pan of about 8.5x12). The crust was PERFECT, soft, chewy, just firm enough to hold and eat with your hands (these were on a 'finger food' dessert table). The almond flavor in the crust is delicious with the lemon and raspberry flavors. The topping is like a light lemon mousse. Just so good. I made the recipe exactly as stated, no adjustments needed. I found pre-made lemon curd by the pie fillings in my grocery store, and it was a great shortcut over making it myself. I many requests for the recipe, and many more compliments! And it didn't hurt that these bars looked so beautiful with the raspberries on top. This will be my go-to recipe if I ever need to "wow" with a pretty dessert!

Apr 18, 2011

Just a note - I did not make this recipe. But I did get to try the ones that a coworker made the other day. So while I can't say anything about process, I do know the combination of flavors was incredible. She pointed me to this recipe and I plan on making it myself soon.


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  • Calories
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

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

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