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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Smooth, creamy, and soft Lemon Cheesecake Bars are perfect for an all year round dessert treat. These lemon cheesecake bars are tangy and refreshing, with a silky lemon cheesecake filling and a buttery graham cracker crust. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 9
Calories: 364kcal

Ingredients

Crust

  • 14 whole Graham Crackers
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Lemon Cheesecake Filling

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops of yellow gel food coloring if desired

Optional:

  • lemon slices

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 inch square pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place the graham crackers in a food processor and pulse into an even crumb.
  • Add sugar and melted butter. Mix well.
  • Press into the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, for about 2 minutes.
  • Beat in the egg. Add in the flour and mix until smooth. Then add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Mix for another 2 minutes. Add the yellow food coloring, if desired.
  • Pour mixture over crust and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Allow cheesecake to set at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover and place in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg