Square slice of Lemon Cheesecake Bars on decorative plate with fresh raspberries on top
Lemon Cheesecake Bars

These Lemon Cheesecake bars are two incredible desserts combined into one!

Author: Jackie
Ingredients
Shortbread layer
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , cold and sliced into 8 pieces
Lemon Layer
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
Cheesecake Layer
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened well (but not melted)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sour Cream Layer
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in the cold butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared baking dish to form a crust.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool slightly.
  7. Whisk together eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour lemon mixture into the prepared crust.
  8. Mix the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in a bowl until well blended.
  9. Whisk in 2 eggs and vanilla, and spread over the lemon mixture.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is set, about 30 minutes.
  11. Cool pan until it reaches room temperature, then place in fridge until cold.
  12. Once pan is cold, make the sour cream topping.
  13. Whisk together sour cream and powdered sugar until smooth.
  14. Spread sour cream layer over the cheesecake layer.
  15. Return to fridge and chill an additional 20 minutes.
  16. Slice into small squares and enjoy with some fresh raspberries!
Recipe Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from allrecipes