Lemon Crumble Cheesecake Bars

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Lemon is the mother of all flavors! You’ll know what we mean when you make this Lemon Crumble Cheesecake Bars recipe. These bars taste blissful just like the fancy old bakery-style dessert. There are so many delicious things going on in this easy and delicious dessert with layers of creamy lemon cheesecake filling, and crumb topping that will add such a fantastic texture to the whole dessert. The Nilla wafers crust is what makes these bars ever so unique. These bars are perfect for any occasion and taste so good that they might not last long in your house. You’ll notice how these bars have just the right amount of tartness and never too overpowering and that’s why they also happen to be one of the best dessert recipes ever. The fact that lemon is such a versatile and tangy fruit to prepare desserts with makes them the most desired flavor among fruity ones. Lemon desserts recipes are also an excellent addition to brighten up family meals. They bring in so much flavour to the table during mealtime. In fact, this easy and delicious dessert is so good that you’ll want to miss your dinner just to dig into this yummy treat. This easy lemon dessert recipe is a perfect addition to your morning coffee as well. You’re going to relish every bite of these tangy bars.

You can make these bars ahead of time and store in a freezer. Do not mix up condensed milk with evaporated milk as they are both different ingredients. This lemon bars recipe calls for condensed milk. Using evaporated milk can ruin the taste and texture of this recipe. Condensed milk is a lot thicker in texture and is sweetened with sugar while evaporated milk is thinner and has no added sugar in it. If you do not have parchment paper handy, you can skip it and just grease the pan instead. This recipe uses a readymade lemon cake mix, but the best part of this recipe is that there are no rules to making one type of crust. You can use different types of crusts in this recipe such as ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits’, ladyfingers, shortbread, or any cookie that has a little cinnamon in it. Try using Oreos, Milk Arrowroots, Vanilla wafers, Graham crackers, soda crackers, etc., are all excellent options. You may also use your favorite lemon cake recipe if you’d like.

In this recipe, it essential to use the real lemon juice rather than just using artificial lemon extract. When it comes to lemon desserts recipes, nothing can replace a real lemon flavor. Sure it is extra effort to squeeze the lemon juice, but it is well worth your efforts. To up the flavor even more in this recipe, you can add lemon zest to the lemon filling. This way you can add authenticity and elevate the taste in these bars even more. Use a zester to achieve a finely textured lemon zest or the small side of a grater and then cut it up, so you have small pieces of zest. Besides its flavor, there are many nourishing lemon health benefits such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C and A which makes lemons medicinal.

This Lemon Crumb Bars recipe is chewy, crumbly, full of lemon flavor, and one of the best dessert recipes ever. What more does one want? Thank you to Dorothy at the Crazy For Crust recipe blog for sharing this homemade Lemon Crumble Cheesecake Bars recipe with us. Do check out Dorothy’s recipe blog for the very best baking recipes. Make this heavenly lemony goodness today!

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