Cream Cheese Lemon Bars Recipe

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Moist and full of flavor, these lemon bars are a spring classic. Lemon zest and lemon juice provide a fresh lemony flavor to these lemon bars. This easy bar recipe is just one of many you will find on our site.
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Ingredients
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine - softened
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 lemon - grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Container: 9 x 13 baking pan and a mixing bowl
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
35 mins
READY IN
50 mins
  • In a mixing bowl, blend dry cake mix, butter, and 1 egg.
  • Press into a 9 x 13 pan, ungreased.
  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Gradually blend in the powdered sugar.
  • Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture and refrigerate it for later use.
  • Beat the remaining 2 eggs, add the vanilla, and then beat this mixture into the remaining cream cheese mixture until well blended.
  • Spread over the cake mixture.
  • Bake at 350° until set, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Spread the reserved cream cheese mixture onto the bars.
  • Refrigerate until firm; then cut into squares and serve.
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Cream Cheese Lemon Bars Recipe Reviews

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Brad User
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"These are delicious."
CamiLea User
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"I was hungry for lemon bars but had never made them before. This recipe looked good so I thought I would give it a try. Glad I did. They were so yummy!"
sassypants User
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"Delicious! The only thing I changes was I used almond extract since I was out of vanilla extract. I think I would do the same thing next time."
AuntBea User
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"What can I say . . . other than "so yummy!""
kt-b User
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"I happened to have a lemon cake mix on hand and needed a dessert recipe to bring to a friend's house. These were absolutely delicious! Everyone thought I slaved over them. I didn't tell them how easy they actually were!"
bam User
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"Sweet_Lover is right, 5 stars are not enough. I made these again this weekend and it always surprises me as to how much everyone loves these. Even the little kids!"
sweet_lover User
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"OMG is all I have to say! 5 stars isn't nearly enough."
Gama User
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"ChrissyMonster, you are correct, 1/2 lemon grated refers to the zest from half a lemon. I have made this recipe many times. Everyone always loves these bars."
ChrissyMonster
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"Does anyone know what "1/2 lemon, grated" means? Do they mean just the zest??"
isabella26
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"i love this recipe!! the only thing i made a change was i put 1/2 cup of butter and doubled the cream cheese and ohh it was soo gooey and lemony. thank you so much for sharing xoxo"
isabella26
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"i love this!! i'm a big fan of lemon and cream cheese so as soon as i saw this recipe on pintrest i had to do it. The only thing i did different on this recipe is i put the whole 1/2 a cup of butter and doubled the cream cheese.. thanks for sharing xoxo"
khernandez
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"these are fabulous!!!"
tiptap User
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"These disappeared so fast I didn't get one. So I made more. :)"
2Tmom User
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