Lemon Pie Cheesecake Bars


Ingredients

CRUST:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flour
1/3 cup ground almonds
2 Tbsp sugar

CREAM CHEESE FILLING:

1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream

LEMON CURD:

4 egg yolks
1 Tbsp corn starch
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp butter


Directions

To make crust: Cream butter and sugar in medium sized bowl. Add flour and ground almonds and mix until well blended. Press dough evenly onto the bottom of an 9"x13" baking pan. Prick crust with a fork and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until pastry turns a golden brown. Cool on rack to room temperature.

To make filling: Beat cream cheese, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Whip the whipped cream and then fold into the cream cheese mixture. Spread over the cooled crust.

To make lemon curd: Blend egg yolks with the cornstarch and sugar in a medium saucepan. Place over low heat and slowly whisk in water and lemon juice. Increase heat to medium, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add lemon zest and butter. Cool for 10 minutes. Spread lemon curd over cream cheese filling.

Chill for at least 1 hour before cutting. Top with more whipped cream or dust top with powdered sugar if desired.


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1 comment:

Anita Stafford said...

This is so pretty, and I know from the ingredients that it is a yummy dessert!