Combine two favorite desserts with our Lemon Cream Cheese Bars. Lemon bars and cheesecake come together with pecans in our Lemon Cream Cheese Bars.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 32 servings
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1-3/4 cups flour, divided
1/3 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3 egg s
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Beat butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in 1-1/2 cups flour. Stir in nuts; press onto bottom of13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 15 min.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add remaining flour, lemon zest and juice; mix well.
Pour cream cheese mixture over crust. Bake 30 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar just before cutting into bars to serve.
How to Grate Citrus Peel
Always wash and dry citrus fruit before grating. Move the whole fruit up and down on the side of the grater with the smallest holes to remove ONLY the surface of the fruit peel. (The inner white part is bitter.) Continue to grate the fruit until you have the desired amount of grated peel, rotating the fruit on the grater as necessary. Use a pastry brush or old clean toothbrush to aid in cleaning grater.
For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method. Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.
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Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.