Lemon Cream-Cheese Squares Recipe

Lemon Cream-Cheese Squares Recipe

These Lemon Cream Cheese Bars are the easiest recipe that you simply can’t mess up even if you are not an experienced baker. It’s an easy recipe but tastes divine. Lemon cheesecake bars recipe use only simple ingredients.

When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make these easy lemon cream cheese bars! Well-chilled lemon cream cheese bars are an ideal treat for hot summer nights.

They are prepared in a few easy steps, and this is another of their advantages. The inner part is tender so every bite momentarily melts into the sweetest citrus cream. Even a tiny, surface layer of sugar will give them the ice-box cake appearance, and that is all we need tonight.

Do you like lemons? How much? If not much, then this is not the recipe for you. I really love them. Especially the zest, as a seasoning. In the pancakes, cakes, with chicken … Some things just do not work without lemon. Classic!

This lemon cream cheese Squares recipe is easy and tastes divine. Nothing brings a recipe to life like fresh lemons! For a change of pace from custard-style lemon bars, you need to look no further.

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Additional Time: 1 hr 20 mins

Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins

INGREDIENTS For Lemon Cream-Cheese Squares Recipe:

  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent roll dough divided
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced, divided
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

INSTRUCTIONS For Lemon Cream-Cheese Squares Recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
  3. Unroll 1 crescent roll dough; press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, stretching to the edges.
  4. Mix together lemon juice and 3/4 of the lemon zest in a large bowl.
  5. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar into juice-zest mixture with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; spread over crescent roll dough in the baking dish.
  6. Unroll remaining crescent roll dough and place over cream cheese mixture, stretching to the edges. Brush melted butter on top.
  7. Mix together 3 tablespoons sugar and remaining lemon zest in a small bowl; sprinkle over melted butter.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
  10. Lift dessert from the baking dish using foil; transfer to a cutting board.
  11. Cut into squares, leaving on foil.
  12. Return dessert to the baking dish and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

NOTES:

You can make this recipe with Splenda and low-fat cream cheese.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

CALORIES 171 TOTAL FAT 12g SATURATEDFAT 6g CHOLESTEROL 23mg SODIUM 209mg TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 15g DIETARY FIBER 0g TOTAL SUGARS 7g PROTEIN 3g VITAMIN C 7mg CALCIUM 21mg IRON 1mg POTASSIUM 36mg

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