Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Get your sweet tooth and pucker face ready for this super sweet and tart recipe! 

This recipe is from one of my favorite blogs, The Foodie Physician. She has AH-MAZING recipes. I modified only a few ingredients and amounts on this recipe. It is so good!

INGREDIENTS

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
1 cup strawberry jam
20 ounces cream cheese (2 1/2 packages)
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 jar lemon curd (10 oz)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In an ungreased 13×9-inch baking tray, break up sugar cookie dough. With floured hands, press the dough evenly into the bottom of the pan to form a crust. Bake 12 minutes until light golden brown. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes. 
  3. Spread the jam evenly over the surface of the partially cooled crust. You should get a nice thick even layer on this part. If you can see the cookie dough, I would say it is too thin, add more. 
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add the flour, heavy cream and vanilla extract and mix. Beat in the eggs one at a time until blended. Pour the filling into the tray over the jam. Heat up lemon curd in microwave for about 30 seconds to thin it out. Using a spoon dollop lemon curd in 3 rows over the cream cheese filling. Using a sharp knife, skewer or toothpick swirl the lemon curd into the cheesecake mixture and down into the jam being careful not to cut into the crust. At this point I should have added more jam between the lemon curd on top to swirl too (will do this next time and use less on the bottom crust)
  5. Bake in oven 40-45 minutes until filling is set. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into 4×6 rows.
  6. Garnish with 1/2 of a strawberry and 1/2 of a lemon slice. Refrigerate for best results and enjoy!

 

Posted on Thursday’s Treasures over at Recipes For My Boys, such a terrific blog and Debi is an amazing woman!

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12 thoughts on “Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

  1. Pingback: Chocolate Chip Nutella Banana Bread | Sweet Heat Chefs

    • They are mighty tasty too Christina! When you bite into it the first bite is the tart lemon and and the end is the sweet strawberry…MMMMMM. Makes me want another
      > slapping my own hand away from the pan< LOL

  2. I adore lemon curd! I recently made it into a lemony frozen dessert that was SO easy. Your combination of strawberries and lemon sound heavenly.

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