Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Dessert ready in less than an hour! Enjoy this lemon bar recipe made using Bisquick Heart Smart® mix.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
3/4
cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup lemon curd
6
oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar. Cut in butter using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until crumbly. Set aside.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix lemon curd and cream cheese until blended.
  • 3 In pan, press 2/3 of crumb mixture. Spread cream cheese mixture over crumbs to within 1/4 inch of edge. Top with remaining crumb mixture, pressing gently into filling.
  • 4 Bake 23 to 27 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 5 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

After mixing the lemon curd and cream cheese together, taste it for the lemon flavor. If you like a zestier lemon flavor, add grated lemon peel.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.