Lemon Cheesecake Bars

I made these bars for my wedding.

Lemon Cheesecake Bars
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Shortbread crust with a lemon and a cheesecake layer.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 bars
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup icing (confectioners') sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
Cheesecake Layer
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
Lemon Layer
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Put flour and sugar in food processor.
  3. Cut butter into cubes. Turn food processor on and gradually add butter cubes. Process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press mixture into bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
Cheesecake Layer
  1. In mixer bowl combine cream cheese and sugar and beat until smooth.
  2. Add eggs and beat to combine.
  3. Pour mixture over baked crust. Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
Lemon Layer
  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar. Whisk in remaining ingredients.Pour over partially baked cheesecake layer.
  2. Bake for about 30 minutes, until filling is set.
  3. Remove from oven and cool.
  4. Sprinkle icing (confectioners) sugar over top if desired. Cut into bars and store in fridge.
  5. They can be frozen.


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