Cream Cheese Lemon Bar Recipe
These are no ordinary lemon bars! These creamy, dreamy dessert bars will be the talk of the dessert table.
There's no doubt that you will love the flavor of these Cream Cheese Lemon Bars. Have some napkins ready, because you'll be indulging in these dessert bars so much that you won't even realize what a mess you're making.
A perfect blending of cream cheese and lemon, these cream cheese bars will have you falling in love at first bite. In fact, bar recipes don't get any more perfect than this. Dessert bar recipes like this will help pick you up if you're having a bad day and put a smile on your face.
Bring these lemon squares to any event, and you will have crowds swooning over how delicious and gooey they are. Perfect for a bright summer day or a rainy afternoon indoors, these lemon squares are just what you need to add a splash of yellow to your life.
Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time50 min
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
- 1 jar lemon curd
- 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- zest from 1 1/2 lemons
- juice from 2 lemons
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
For the shortbread layer, whisk together flour, sugar, salt. Cut butter into the flour mixture. Press into the baking dish.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes until slightly golden. Set aside to cool.
For the lemon curd layer, spread lemon curd evenly over the cooled shortbread layer. Let set.
Prepare the cream cheese layer. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add the lemon zest and juice.
Carefully spread the cream cheese layer over the shortbread and lemon curd layer.
Bake until the top is set about 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.
Refrigerate for 2-2 ½ hours before cutting into bars.
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