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Light Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Light Lemon Cheesecake Bars are easy to make and always a welcome dessert treat. Only 6 ingredients in this easy, basic cheesecake recipe

Simple, basic recipe for Light Lemon Cheesecake - an all time favorite !

I have been making these light Lemon Cheesecake bars for years now. And recently my son mentioned that it had been some time since the last batch I baked.

My family, especially the kids, absolutely love these Cheesecake bars and I should really make them more often.

But, when I checked the blog (I like to update my photos every now and then), I could not find the recipe here !

Totally weird as this is the number one dessert in our house, even though I need a gentle prompt to make them.

Never mind that it is such a simple and easy recipe too, as that is what With A Blast is about – mostly quick, easy, delicious recipes.

Simple, basic recipe for Light Lemon Cheesecake - an all time favorite !

If Cream Cheese is a standard pantry (refrigerator) ingredient in your kitchen as it is in mine, you might already have all the ingredients on hand and you can start baking up a batch.

There is of course nothing better than freshly squeezed Lemon juice to use in this recipe. But if you really crave these and you only have bottled Lemon juice, that works too !

The Lemon flavor will be a little less intense, but I know first hand what people will give up once a craving has flared up ?

Simple, basic recipe for Light Lemon Cheesecake - an all time favorite !

Add more zest to the Cheesecake mixture !

You might also want to finely grate the Lemon rind (of one Lemon) and add that into the mixture which makes it more tart.

Due to my family’s dislike of Lemon rind mixed into the creaminess, I always leave it out. I did add rind once, but was subtly asked to please not to do that again !

Which is why I call this a “Light” Lemon Cheesecake as there is only a hint of tartness.

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Simple, basic recipe for Light Lemon Cheesecake - an all time favorite !

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Light Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 16 Servings

Light Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Light Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Light Lemon Cheesecake Bars are easy to make and always a welcome dessert treat - only 6 ingredients in this easy, basic cheesecake recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 g Tennis Biscuits, finely crumbled (or Graham Crackers - 7 oz )
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 500 g Cream Cheese, plain, softened ( 16 oz )
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar (Superfine Sugar)
  • 3 Extra-Large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed is best

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 deg F (325 deg F) – line a 20 x 20cm (8 x 8 inch) oven dish with baking paper – let the paper hang over the edges for easy removal later
  2. Combine the Biscuits and Butter – press onto the bottom of the lined oven dish – set aside
  3. Beat together the Cream Cheese and Caster Sugar until smooth
  4. Add the Eggs one by one – beating after each addition
  5. Add the Lemon Juice and beat another minute
  6. Pour mixture onto the crust – bake 1 hour (the center of the Cheesecake will still be a little wobbly) – switch off the oven and leave the door slightly ajar – cool for 30 minutes in the oven
  7. Remove from the oven – set aside until cool enough to transfer to the refrigerator
  8. Chill for 4 hours or until set – remove the Cheesecake from the baking dish

Notes

Total time does not include cooling / chilling time

Nutrition Information

Yield

16 Servings

Serving Size

1 Bar

Amount Per Serving Calories 255Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 82mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 4g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Slice into bars and serve – keep leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Simple, basic recipe for Light Lemon Cheesecake - an all time favorite !
Simple, basic recipe for Light Lemon Cheesecake - an all time favorite !

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judy

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

i want to try this lemon slice , but i am from australia and we dont have tennis biscuits here , so what other brand of biscuits could i use pleez ?

Linda Nortje

Sunday 22nd of March 2020

Judy you can use any biscuits/cookies which you would normally (for a crust) use when mixing with butter. As long as it has a neutral flavor i.e. not chocolate, ginger or something which would clash with the lemon

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