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Lemon-Oat Cheesecake Bars

Because it's prepared in a jelly-roll pan, this dessert is easier than a traditional cheesecake. But it still has the same great flavor.—Sarah Miller, Wauconda, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    32 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in oats. Set aside 1-1/2 cups for topping.
  • Press the remaining oat mixture into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the lemon juice, milk and vanilla. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.
  • Bake for 24-26 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.

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