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Lemon Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Lemon Cheesecake Squares Recipe

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. YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups 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 all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Directions

  • 1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. 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.
  • 2. For filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until fluffy. Add the eggs, lemon juice and peel just until blended. Carefully spoon over jam. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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No_Time_To_Cook
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2018

"Apparently I made this some time ago from the magazine and wrote down 'Very Good'! I honestly do not remember them... anxious to try again."

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2124arizona
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"I fixed this for Sunday dinner and it was a hit. We all liked it!!!"

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saralyn_06
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"Very good!"

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JennTats
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."

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erzsi
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."

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MJMM
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."

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knadasky
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"It was easy to make and very flavorful."

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linzerbug
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"Oatmeal crust a nice change of pace too."

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linzerbug
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"Added a thicker layer of jam; turned out wonderfully. Great with blueberry preserves as well. Delicious!"

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lambler
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"Delicious!!! Will definitely be making these again! Agree with the other reviewer about using 2/3 cup raspberry jam, it turned out great!"

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