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Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars are a delicious example of having a fabulous dessert without

all the calories of your usual cheesecake…

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Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars by
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/3 C butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar, divided
  • 4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 pkgs, 8oz neufatchel cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 18 fresh raspberries
  • 18 thinly sliced lemon for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9in pan with foil, spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine butter and 1/4 C sugar; beat until smooth (approx 2 min)
  4. Stir in 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice; mix.
  5. Add flour and sea salt; mix well. (will be crumbly)
  6. Press into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 14-16 minutes until edges are lightly golden brown.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth.
  9. Add egg; beat on low just until combined.
  10. Stir in lemon peel and remaining lemon juice.
  11. Pour over crust.
  12. Bake 16-20 minutes or longer or until filing is set.
  13. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour.
  14. Refrigerate for a least 2 hours.
  15. Using foil, lift bars our of pan, peel off foil, cut into bars.
  16. Garnish with thinly sliced lemon and raspberries if desired.

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Skinny Lemon Cheesecake Bars are a definite crowd pleaser and super fun for summertime gatherings AND I promise you won’t miss a single calorie!!

While we are thinking about delicious recipes here a couple of my other favorite Healthy/Skinny recipes that you may enjoy…

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Hope your Thursday is really nice… can’t believe the week is already almost over!  Time flies these days…

Happy Cooking!

xoxo~ Ruthie

PS-  I shared this recipe over at All Things Thrifty a couple of weeks ago too 🙂

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  1. do you kno how many calories per bar?

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