Lemon Cheesecake Bars

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September 11, 2015 / 40 Comments

I’d like to share a happy news with you guys! I won a TOUCH coffee brewer in a wonderful giveaway hosted by Grace from a lovely blog Southern Grace ! The coffee tastes really, really great! I didn’t managed to take any good pictures yet, but I promise to do it as soon as it’s possible! I will write about the brewer in the next post. It’s so beautiful and convenient!  I am so happy and excited ! (Probably that’s why I’m writing this post at 5 am…) Thank you so much Grace! You made me the happiest person on the planet Earth!

Now… time for something sweet!….These cheesecake bars are to die for! Not overly sweet, refreshing and sublimely lemony. They literally melt in your mouth ! You just can’t go go wrong with a combination of crispy buttery base, rich lemon cheesecake and lusciously smooth lemon spread! The recipe is easy to follow and the final effect is amazing! I’d gently suggest to double the ingredients! This dessert disappears immediately!

Ingredients:

crispy base:

  • 200 g flour
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 egg

lemon cheesecake:

  • 16 oz cream cheese,
  • juice squeezed out of 2 lemons,
  • 1/2 cup sugar,
  • 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 2 yolks

lemon curd:

  • juice squeezed out of 4-5 lemons ,
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar,
  • 4 eggs 

Recipe:

base:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Lightly coat a 8 inch square pan with butter.
  3. In a medium bowl combine butter and sugar, then add eggs and flour.
  4. If the dough is very sticky, wrap it in cling wrap and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, place mixture in a pan and press firmly into bottom. Set aside.

cheesecake:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and flour.
  2. Add egg and yolks, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over the crust.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes or until center is set.
  4. Cool in the oven for at least 1 hour.

lemon curd:

  1. Squeeze the juice out of the lemons, set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  4. Gradually add lemon juice, beating at low speed just until blended
  5. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl.
  6. Microwave at high for 5 minutes, stirring at 1-minute intervals.
  7. Microwave, stirring at 30-second intervals, 1 to 2 more minutes or until mixture thickens.
  8. Pour the curd over the cheesecake, set aside and chill for few hours.

Bon Appetit and Good Morning!

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40 Comments

  1. potravelblog says:

    looks so lovely and delicious:)

  2. gloria says:

    Look delicious I love lemon 🙂

  3. candypandas1 says:

    Co prawda nie przepadamy za cytrusami w słodyczach ale ten żółty kolor wygląda pysznie 🙂

  4. Lovely!! I honestly love everything about lemon, so this is a winner for me!!
    X

  5. Natalie says:

    Nie przepadam za cytrynowymi smakami, ale to wygląda bosko 🙂

  6. zmun2 says:

    Congrats on winning the coffee brewer! Your lemon cheesecake bars look so delicious that I wish I could taste one now.

  7. I love all things lemon and actually one of my favorite cakes is a lemony lemon cake so I know I would adore this. I bet it would be perfect with little cup of espresso… from your new coffee maker. Pinning!

  8. INNA MAMA says:

    Ciasto- samo orzeźwienie! Wygląda cudownie!
    Jako nałogowy kawiarz gratuluję i troszeczkę zazdroszczę:)

  9. Kathy Leonia says:

    wygląda wspaniale i luksusowo:D

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Congratulations, Marcela!
    These sweet tangy lemon bars look heavenly!

  11. OMG tak smakuje niebo ! Orzeźwienie i cudny kolorek 🙂

  12. THREE scrumptious layers! These lemon bars sound incredible!!! Well done, my friend. And congrats on your win 🙂

  13. Cytrynowe ,tak ,wielki kawałek!!.

  14. Gąska says:

    uwielbiam wszystko co ma związek z cytryną 🙂

  15. Beth says:

    Congratulations on your win! And these lemon bars look wonderful – I’m a big fan of lemon desserts.

  16. cheri says:

    I love lemon Marcela, this looks delicious!

  17. Congrats on the win, love and those bars look SO good! Kisses

  18. Angie says:

    Wygląda idealnie 🙂

  19. These look so good and I am sure they go perfectly with the coffee you can make with your new a brewer 🙂

  20. Pati says:

    Jesteś mistrzynią deserów! Pięknie się prezentuje!

  21. grace says:

    i’m SO glad you’re enjoying the brewer! 🙂
    this is a great recipe, perfect for any number of occasions. your vibrant yellow photos are lovely!

  22. Regina says:

    Good morning Marcela!

    I love lemon bars, but do you believe I have never made them?!?!?!
    Your recipe and your photos reminded me that I should change this, and make some.

    Congratulation on the giveaway prize, and have a lovely week.

  23. Ahhh, mój mąż zobaczył i chce taki 😉

  24. What pretty little bars! Love all the lemon curd in here, sounds like it pairs wonderfully with the cheesecake layer 🙂

  25. Uwielbiam cytrynowe smaki! Piekny kolor! 🙂

  26. jestem przekonana, że gdybym spróbowała tego ciasta, znalazłoby się w rankingu moich top 10, bo uwielbiam cytrynę 🙂

  27. Congratulations! What a lovely citrus dessert! The color is amazing!

  28. Magda C. says:

    Smakowicie wygląda i te cudne kolory 🙂

  29. These bars are simple yet gorgeous… and I bet quite delicious as well. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Marcela!

  30. Priya says:

    Lovely cheesecake bars i must say….i love lemon cheese cake because of its simple yet exotic flavors… And yes thank you contacting me.. I checked it out .. That was a server problem .. There is no issue regarding comments on blog now..☺ thank you

  31. Gosia says:

    kochana, jakie to piękne! widać rękę profesjonalistki 🙂

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