Lemon Cheesecake Squares, a delicious almond shortbread base & a creamy lemony filling. The perfect Cookie Bar or Dessert recipe.
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Lemon Cheesecake Squares

A delicious almond shortbread base & a creamy lemony filling. The perfect Cookie Bar or Dessert recipe. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
chilling time2 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Course: Bars, Christmas Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy lemon cheesecake, lemon cheesecake bars
Servings: 20 squares
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

FOR THE BASE

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons almonds (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup +2 tablespoons butter (melted)

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

  • 12 ounces package Cream Cheese softened (whole cream cheese not light)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 medium eggs (or 1 large)
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (1 tablespoon)
  • zest from 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees (180 degrees celsius). Lightly grease and flour a 9 inch (23 cm) square cake pan.

FOR THE BASE

  • In a small bowl with a fork combine flour, sugar and almonds, add butter (melted) and  combine just until mixture is crumbly. Place mixture in the prepared square cake pan and press down firmly. Bake for 15 minutes.

CREAM CHEESE FILLING

  • While the base is baking make the filling, in a medium bowl beat at medium speed the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and zest together until smooth and creamy, approximately 2 minutes. Spread evenly over baked crust (cool 5 minutes). Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until set. Let cool. Refrigerate about 2 hours before cutting. Enjoy!

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Notes

Be sure to watch the Video at the top of the post!

 
 
 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.6mg