Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars
Imagine a delightful burst of flavors dancing on your taste buds – that’s exactly what our Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars bring to the table. This heavenly dessert combines the zesty brightness of lemons with the sweet-tart allure of fresh raspberries, all nestled in a creamy cheesecake layer and embraced by a buttery graham cracker crust.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 3 tablespoons lemon zest
- 32 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C) and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter, then press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
- In a separate bowl, gently mix raspberries and lemon zest.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust and swirl in the raspberry-lemon mixture.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set. Allow it to cool, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Cut into bars and serve chilled. Enjoy the delightful blend of citrusy and fruity goodness!
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 5 hours (including chilling)
Yield: 16 bars
Indulge in the perfect harmony of tangy lemons and juicy raspberries with our luscious Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars. Each bite is a symphony of textures and flavors that will leave your taste buds singing.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 5g
Concluding our culinary journey, these cheesecake bars are not just a dessert; they’re a celebration of contrasting flavors and textures. The buttery crust provides a sturdy base, the creamy cheesecake offers a rich and velvety experience, while the raspberry-lemon swirl adds a burst of freshness. Share these bars with loved ones, and let the joy of baking elevate your moments.