PHILADELPHIA 3-STEP Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe -
PHILADELPHIA 3-STEP Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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PHILADELPHIA 3-STEP Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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"Coconut macaroon crumbs are blended with margarine in the fragrant crust of this deliciously simple dessert."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

    3 hrs 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix crumbs and margarine. Press firmly onto bottom of greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Cut into bars to serve. Store leftover bars in refrigerator.
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Oct 26, 2010

VERY EASY!! And very good, but I did make changes. I made them in a cupcake tin, and instead of coconut macaroons I used graham crackers, and unlike traditional graham cracker crusts I left out the sugar because it can make the crust a little gritty in texture. I also used reduced fat cream cheese, and since I don't have anything fine enough to remove zest I just used the juice from a large lemon. They turned out GREAT and they're still warm. The only problem I found is that they crack very easily and if I was to serve them at any sort of even I would make a strawberry topping to hide the cracks.

Nov 30, 2010

I would advise to double this recipe, it was that good!!! My boys had it gone in no time and wanted more!

Aug 19, 2010


Mar 21, 2011

The flavor was good. I did not have lemon zest but I did add 1/2 tsp of pure lemon extract and I'm happy I did. Our crust fell apart which was also fine but I'm not sure we let our cream cheese get warm enough because the finish product was a little lumpy and a bit too cream cheese tasting. Not the best but not the worse I've made. It was easy and quick.


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 163 mg
  • 7%

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

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