Thursday, May 8, 2014

Treat Day Wednesday–Lemon Curd Cheesecake Bars


This might be a day late in posting but these treats were definitely on the counter when the girls got home from school yesterday.  This is also another treat made with what I had on hand in the fridge and pantry.  My favourite kind.

We, as you may know, are selling our house.  So baking and cleaning as you go bites.  I feel like you just can’t get into baking without making a mess.  Have you sold a house?  If so, then you know what I’m going through.  I mean I’m not a dirty person, lazy maybe, dirty no.  But when you have two hundred pounds of dogs, two kids and a husband; it all makes for an unreasonable amount of cleaning when there could be a showing at any moment. It’s also very stressful and when I’m stressed I bake and there you see my dilemma.  Good times indeed :)

I may not be blogging or baking cookies regularly but I wanted to keep the Wednesday treat day going for the girls.  Plus I happen to have an hour to sit down and write the blog post.  Yay me!

Here it goes!  Lemon Curd Cheesecake Bars


  • one package graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter


  • one 8oz package softened cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Lemon Curd

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pulse graham crackers and sugar until finely ground.
  3. Add melted butter until they graham crackers come together.
  4. Press into 8” square pan. Set aside
  5. In a medium bowl, cream together the cheesecake ingredients.
  6. Pour on top of graham cracker crust.  Bake for 17-20 minutes until cream cheese is set. Let cool.
  7. In medium saucepan.  Whisk together the eggs, sugar and lemon juice.  Add the zest and butter.  Turn onto medium heat and cook.
  8. Continually whisk until the mixture thickens.  Pour mixture through a mesh sieve to remove any larger bits.  Cover with plastic wrap and store in fridge until cool. 30-40 minutes.
  9. Pour curd over cheesecake and chill for at least an hour.
  10. Remove from fridge and cut into bars.
  11. Enjoy!

Now these are some tasty little treats.  Little bars of sunshine. 


Whilst I don’t recommend living through the sale of a house if you are a baker but I do recommend these bars!

Thanks for looking!

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