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lemon cheesecake squares topped with whipped cream
Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
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
Servings: 9 squares
Calories: 324 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 or parchment paper 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 Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 820IU16%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.