Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

Prep Time15Ā minutesĀ 

Cook Time40Ā minutesĀ 

chilling time4Ā hoursĀ 

Servings20Ā servingsĀ 

IngredientsĀ 

for the crustĀ 

  • 2Ā cupsĀ all-purpose flourĀ 
  • 1/2Ā cupĀ granulated sugarĀ 
  • 1/2Ā teaspoonĀ saltĀ 
  • 1Ā cupĀ (2 sticks) butter, chilled and cut into small cubesĀ 

for the fillingĀ 

  • 8Ā ouncesĀ cream cheese, softenedĀ 
  • 2Ā cupsĀ granulated sugarĀ 
  • 1/4Ā cupĀ flourĀ 
  • 3/4Ā cupsĀ fresh-squeezed lemon juiceĀ 
  • 6Ā large eggsĀ 
  • 1Ā teaspoonĀ vanillaĀ 
  • 1/3Ā cupĀ powdered sugarĀ 

InstructionsĀ 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 inch pan with foil or parchment with plenty of overhang around the edges to lift the bars out of the pan before cutting.Ā 
  2. Prepare the crust by combining flour, sugar, salt, and butter cubes in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until fine crumbs form. (You can also do this with a pastry cutter, fork, or with your fingers in a large bowl.)Ā 
  3. Press crust into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes while you prepare the filling.Ā 
  4. Prepare the filling by combining cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl. Cream together until smooth. Mix inĀ flour,Ā lemonĀ juice, eggs, and vanilla until completely incorporated.Ā 
  5. Pour filling over crust and return to oven for 30 minutes.Ā 
  6. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes, then cover and transfer chill in the fridge 4 hours or overnight. Lift the foil edges to remove the bars from the pan, slice into squares, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve.Ā 

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  • PLEASE MAKE ANY SUBSITUTIONS THAT RELATE TO YOUR ALLERGIES OR DIETARY NEEDS!Ā 

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