Lemon Cheesecake Bars

This Lemon Cheesecake Bars  was wonderful. No changes. I like it better than cheesecake..not as rich. It would be wonderful ad a key lime in exchange for the lemon. smoother texture than the usual custard texture of a boxed lemon bar mix

Lemon Cheesecake Bars


Prep 10 m
Cook 40 m
Ready In 3 h 35 m


Ingredients:

Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups shortbread cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
Cheesecake Filling:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons confectioners' sugar



Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.

Mix shortbread crumbs, flour, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter using 2 knives or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press over the bottom of the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and white sugar using an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs and flour. Mix well. Blend in lemon juice, lemon zest, and baking powder. Pour filling over the crust.


Bake in the preheated oven until center is set, 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool completely, at least 45 minutes. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar right before serving.





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