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Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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Perfectly light and sweet, these lemon cheesecake bars are great for a spring or summer dessert!

If you’re like us and love lemon desserts, be sure to try a few more of our favorites –Best Lemon Cupcakes Recipe, Strawberry Lemonade Cookies, or Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Blueberry Glaze.

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Warmer weather has me so excited for all things summer, including fresh summery foods. These lemon cheesecake bars are deliciously light, creamy and lemony, They are perfect for a spring party, a summer potluck, or just when you’re craving something light and sweet!

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Perfectly light and lemony, these lemon cheesecake bars are great for a spring or summer dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, cheesecake, lemon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 squares
Calories 325 kcal


For the Crust

  • 8 graham cracker sheets or 16 squares
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 3 TBS melted butter

For the Lemon Cheesecake Filling

  • 16 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 TBS flour
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Press tinfoil into a 9inch square pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. Crush your graham crackers using your food processor till a fine crumb is formed.
  3. Combine your graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small bowl.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool, while preparing filling.
  6. Beat your cream cheese until smooth, for about 1 minute.
  7. Add in your egg, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar. (Add 1 to 2 drops of yellow food coloring if you want yellow colored bars)
  8. Mix for 2-3 minutes until mixture is completely smooth.
  9. Pour mixture over crust and bake in oven for 25 minutes until the middle is no longer jiggly.
  10. Allow to set at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover and place in fridge for 3 hours, or overnight before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Ellen and Aimee are the mother & daughter duo behind the blog Like Mother Like Daughter. They share their favorite family recipes that will quickly become favorites for your family too! Aimee was a contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2016.

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