Cheesecake Lemon Bars

This was delicious, it combines my two favorite desserts, lemon bars and cheesecake. I have only one addition to suggest on the recipe, chill for an hour once it’s cooled some out of the oven. It’s much better chilled than warm.

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original recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cheesecake-Lemon-Bars/Detail.aspx

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten

Instructions:

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Whisk together 1 1/2 cup flour and confectioners’ sugar in a mixing bowl. Cut in the cold butter with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared baking dish to form a crust.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.

Whisk together 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour lemon mixture into the prepared crust. Skim off any bubbles from the surface of the filling. Mix the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in a bowl until well blended. Whisk in 2 eggs, then spread over the lemon mixture. The mixtures will separate during baking.

Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is set, about 30 minutes.

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