Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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based on 182 reviews
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20 min.
60 min.
24 bars (2 dozen)

These Lemon Cheesecake Bars are a perfect light dessert. Easy enough to make for any day of the week, but attractive enough to serve after a holiday meal or party. Consider cutting into small squares and serving in square paper treat cups at a mini dessert bar.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1 cup sour cream
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until crumbly. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 25 minutes.

PLACE cream cheese, eggs, evaporated milk, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon peel and food coloring in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into partially baked crust.

BAKE for additional 15 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread sour cream over top; refrigerate. Cut into bars. Garnish as desired.

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ok after tweaking

by the recipe, was very blah even doubling the lemon juice. The crust should have some brown sugar in it....too bland. And I did not love the sour cream on top. I mixed lemon instant pudding in cool whip and layered that on top and then I really liked it.

- Gretchen Reverman from Elkhart, IN

Extremely Easy and sooo good!

This recipe was extremely easy to make, the cheescake was so creamy, everybody loved them. I'd make them again.

- Nikki R from TX


The crust tastes like shortbread. Creamy lemon cheesecake. My husband loves it.

- Terry Conner from Manton, MI

Nice and smooth

This recipe was easy to make and my kids loved it.

- Janis Saikaley from Sarasota, FL

Lemon flavoring

i just loved this receipe I added lemon flavoing to the icing.

- Joyce Walker from Hillsboro, TX

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 200
  • Calories from Fat: 120
  • Total Fat: 14g (21% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 9g (43% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 55mg (18% of DV)
  • Sodium: 100mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

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


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