Lemon Cheesecake Squares
Recipe type: Squares & Bars
Total time: 
Serves: 50-60
Creamy, lemony cheesecake bars!
  • CRUST:
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1¾ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 8-oz package plain cream cheese, softened to room temperature (regular or low-fat, not non-fat)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • Zest of one whole lemon
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon icing sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper or grease well and set aside.
  2. For crust, use a fork to combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack while you prepare the next layer.
  3. Cheesecake layer: In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Beat in egg. Spread evenly over warm crust.
  4. Lemon layer: In medium bowl, beat eggs with sugar on medium speed until thickened (at least 5 minutes). Beat in lemon zest and juice, flour, baking powder and icing sugar until smooth. Pour as evenly as possible over cheesecake layer.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until edges are set and lightly browned. Let cool to room temperature in pan on rack, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting for easier cutting. Store squares in the fridge.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2017/06/lemon-cheesecake-squares/