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cheesy lemon bars

Recipe by
Jen Smallwood
St. Cloud, FL

These have been a family favorite for several decades now...this is one of my family's most requested recipe for the spring/summer months...over the years I've given out this recipe to many fellow bakers, hope you enjoy too!

yield 8 - 12 depending on how you cut size of the bars...
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy lemon bars

  • 1 pkg
    lemon cake mix
  • 1 lg
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 oz
    (8) cream cheese
  • 2/3 c
  • 2 lg
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice

How To Make cheesy lemon bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350º. Mix dry cake mix with 1 egg and 1/3 cup of oil until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup of mixture. Pat into 9x13 baking dish; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar until well blended.Add eggs, followed by lemon juice. Beat until creamy. Pour over prepared crust. Evenly sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.
  • 3
    Bake for 30 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator.