Double-Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Double-Lemon Cheesecake Bars
Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Celebrate spring with  these tasty lemon cheesecake bars.

16
Servings
265
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 3  Tablespoons  butter, melted
  • eggs, divided
  • 8-ounce packages cream cheese, such as Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 3/4  Cup  sugar, divided
  • 3  Tablespoons  flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  lemon zest
  • 1/3  Cup  lemon juice
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 2  Tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1/2  Cup  water

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Mix wafer crumbs and butter until blended; press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minuntes.

Separate 1 egg; refrigerate yolk until ready to use. Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add egg white and remaining 3 whole eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

Bake for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Mix cornstarch and remaining sugar in medium saucepan; gradually stir in water and remaining lemon juice until blended. Bring just to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir until clear and thickened. Lightly beat reserved egg yolk in small bowl with fork until blended; stir in 2 Tablespoon of the hot cornstarch mixture. Return to remaining cornstarch mixture in saucepan; stir until blended. Cook 1 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.

Spoon lemon glaze over cheesecake. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Using foil handles to remove cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
28mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
147mg
10%
Water
13g
0%

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.