Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars: Tangy Bliss

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars: Tangy Bliss

Indulge in the perfect balance of flavors with our Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars. This delightful dessert strikes the ultimate harmony between tanginess and sweetness, creating a culinary masterpiece that’s not only visually stunning but also incredibly delicious.

These cheesecake bars are a treat for every occasion. Whether you’re hosting a summer brunch, a festive dinner party, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, these bars are a versatile delight.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and line a 9×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth and creamy.
  4. Gently fold in the fresh raspberries, being careful not to crush them completely.
  5. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly.
  7. Allow the cheesecake bars to cool to room temperature before refrigerating for at least 3 hours.
  8. Cut into bars, garnish with whipped cream and extra raspberries, then serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 3 hours 50 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars combine the zing of lemon with the burst of raspberry flavor in a creamy cheesecake, all nestled on a graham cracker crust.

Nutrition information: Calories: 275 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Cholesterol: 51 mg | Sodium: 192 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 16 g

Indulge in the tangy bliss of these Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars. The bright citrusy notes of lemon combined with the sweet-tartness of raspberries create a harmonious symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. Each luscious bite is like a burst of sunshine and a reminder of the joys of summer. Whether you’re savoring these bars on a lazy afternoon or presenting them as the star dessert at your next gathering, they are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

The graham cracker crust provides the perfect foundation, offering a satisfying crunch that contrasts with the creamy, velvety cheesecake filling. The addition of lemon zest and juice adds a refreshing zing that cuts through the richness, while the plump raspberries bring bursts of juiciness and a vibrant hue. Topped with swirls of whipped cream and an extra raspberry or two, these bars are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for your eyes.

So, take a culinary journey with our Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars, where tangy bliss awaits in every mouthwatering bite. Share them with friends, family, or savor them all to yourself – these bars are a true delight that embodies the art of dessert.