Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Bars

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Published 04/10/2014

Meyer Lemon Cheese Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 TBS. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup cold, cubed unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup Meyer Lemon juice
  • zest of two Meyer lemons
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1% milkfat cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • powdered sugar for dusting, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8"x 8" baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment to form a sling and then spray sides that are exposed with cooking spray
  2. In a food processor, with the blade attached, add 1 cup of the flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Pulse to combine. Add in the cold butter cubes and process until the butter is the size of small peas.
  3. Dump the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press down. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until starting to brown. Take out and turn oven down to 325 degrees F.
  4. While crust is cooking, in the same food processor used to make crust (no need to wash) Add in the lemon juice, lemon zest, granulated sugar, cottage cheese, eggs and 2 TBS all purpose flour. Process until nice and smooth.
  5. Once crust is done, pour the lemon mixture onto the hot crust and bake in the 325 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the filling is set.
  6. Let the bars cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Yield: 16 bars

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 45 mins.

Total time: 60 mins.


Slightly Adapted from Healthy Green Kitchen


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