Double-Lemon Cheesecake Bars

There is something about spring that brings on a cravings for lemon!

These Double-Lemon Cheesecake Bars were perfect for an adult Easter dessert.  Double lemon because the cheesecake had a hint of lemon and topped with a lemon glaze.  Delish!  Cut into individual portions, stacked, stored and ready to transport to a party without a mess using Sweet Stackers.

Hope you had a nice Easter and enjoy this recipe!

SweetStackers Double Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Double-Lemon Cheesecake Bars

  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs, 1 separated
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup water

Preheat oven to 325° and line a 9×13 inch pan with foil.  Mix wafer crumbs and butter.  Press into the bottom of the pan and bake 10 minutes.

With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour, lemon zest, 2 TB lemon juice and vanilla with mixer until blended.  Add 1 egg white (reserve the egg yolk for later use) and 3 whole eggs, adding one at a time while beating.

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

Glaze:  Mix cornstarch and remaining sugar in saucepan, gradually stir in water and remaining lemon juice.  Bring just to boil, stirring constantly.  Cook and stir until clear and thickened.  Lightly beat reserved egg yolk and stir in 2 TB hot cornstarch mixture.  Return to remaining  mixture in saucepan.  Cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened.  Cool.

Spoon glaze over cheesecake.  Refrigerate 1 hour.  Use foil handles to remove cheesecake from pan before cutting to serve.

 

 

 

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6 responses

  1. Isn’t that funny! I get the same craving for lemon in the spring too! These look really good – can’t wait to try them! Thanks

  2. Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee | Reply

    I need to try these. I’m not a huge cheesecake fan but I adore lemon and I think the combo just may be the key to making me like cheesecake 🙂

  3. I adore anything lemon…and these look WONDERFUL!

  4. Stopping by again to let you know that your Double Lemon Cheesecake Bars will be a featured post at Party In Your PJS Link Party tonight. The party goes live at 7pm (CST). Please feel free to drop by and grab a “I was Featured” button to display on your post or blog if you would like.

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    1. Ooh! So excited!! Thanks for letting me know. Hope you have a great week.

  5. G’day and congrats on being featured too!
    Viewed via Party in Your PJs # 2
    Cheers! Joanne

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