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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars are the ultimate dessert if you love cheesecake and a hint of lemons! It's the perfect balance of sweet and tart!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cheescake, dessert, easy, easydesserts, lemon, lemoncheesecake, lemondessert, lowcarb
Servings: 12
Author: Kathryn Donangelo

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Graham crackers
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter; melted
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1-2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice depending on how lemony you want your bars
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8x8 baking dish with foil and grease with cooking spray.
  • In a food processor, pulse the Graham crackers into crumbs. Add to a small bowl and mix in the melted butter with a fork until mixed well.
  • Pour the crumbs in the baking dish and press firmly into an even later. I use the back of my measuring cup to make the layer and to make it extra firm.
  • With an electric mixer, or stand mixer beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice until combined. Slowly add the eggs one at a time until it is incorporated into the mixture. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue to mix until batter looks light and fluffy.
  • Add the mixture on top of the Graham cracker crust and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the center is almost set.
  • Let the cheesecake cool completely and place in the refrigerator to set and get firm for at least 2 hours. Once set, cut the bars with a sharp knife into bars. Enjoy with fresh berries on top or just how they are!