Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars


February is in full swing, love is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  What better way to tell someone "I love you" than with these Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars.  Whether you're eating in and looking for that perfect dessert or just want to make something special for that someone special, this right here is just the thing.  And don't forget to tell yourself "I love you" and enjoy one, or two, or three too!  


Ingredients:
For the Crust:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, melted

For the Cream Cheese Layer:
8 oz cream cheese
2eggs
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 TBS lemon juice

For the Topping:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup raspberry preserve
24 fresh raspberries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.  Combine the ingredients for the crust together in a bowl.  Mix well then press into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.  In a bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth.  Add eggs and mix well.  Combine remaining ingredients for the cream cheese layer and mix well.  Pour over curse.  Bake for 45 minutes, until top is lightly browned.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Allow to cool completely before cutting into 24 squares.  After cutting into squares, warm raspberry preserves in microwave until runny, about 30 seconds.  Spoon over each bar then top with a fresh raspberry.

Source:  Kristina Penfold

2 comments:

Jamie Young said...

Mmmmmmm...these look divine! I'll have to make them while our raspberries are still fresh on our bush!

Janessa said...

Fresh raspberries?! Now I'm jealous. This would definitely be a good way to put them to good use!

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