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Lemon Cheesecake Squares Recipe
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Lemon Cheesecake Squares Recipe

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Whether I'm hosting friends or sending a plate to work with my husband, these creamy elegant cheesecake squares are always a hit. It's a wonderful make-ahead dessert that easily serves a large group.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • FILLING:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 262 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Press dough into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Spread with jam.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Beat in lemon juice and peel. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Carefully spoon over jam.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Cheesecake Squares in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 262 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Lemon Cheesecake Squares(12)

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

Very good!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

I made this for a baby shower and everyone loved it. The oatmeal crust tasted kind of plain while making it so I added a 1/4 tsp. of vanilla to the mix & that help add a bit more flavor. I also am a huge lemon lover so I too added a little extra lemon juice as well as an additional 1/2 tsp. of lemon extract. I used strawberry jam since my friend is not a big fan of raspberry. This turned out very well all the way thru thick and creamy. As a garnish I used fresh sliced strawberries & mint leaves. It looked as good as it tasted. Thank you for this great recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

Was very easy to make. I really like the flavor of lemon, so I added about another 1/8 of a cup of lemon juice. Plus 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

Delicious! A great crust, and nice lemon flavor. The jam is perfect in these squares and I wouldn't hesitate to increase the amount of it a little.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

It was easy to make and very flavorful.

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