Luscious Lemon-Raspberry Bars

Impress your family or guests with rich, tempting lemon bars. Cream cheese and raspberry preserves really dress up this easy dessert.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
package Betty Crocker™ Sunkist® lemon bar mix
1/3
cup water
3
eggs
1/2
package (8-ounce size) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup raspberry preserves
Powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF whether using metal or glass pan. Stir Filling Mix, water and eggs, using fork (a few lumps will remain); set aside.
  • 2 Press Ready-Mixed Crust (dry) in bottom of 8- or 9-inch square pan. Bake 12 minutes.
  • 3 Drop cream cheese by spoonfuls onto hot crust and return pan to oven about 2 minutes to further soften cream cheese. Carefully spread cream cheese over crust. Stir filling mixture; pour over cream cheese.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top begins to brown and center is set. Cool 10 minutes. Spread preserves over top. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For 16 bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. For ease in cutting, use sharp or wet knife. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Jams, jellies and preserves are easier to spread if you stir them vigorously first.

For party-pretty bars, sprinkle powdered sugar over a paper doily to give the top a lacy look and let the raspberry layer show through.

Sprinkle powdered sugar over lemon bars just before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
235
(
Calories from Fat
110 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
12 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
100 mg
100 %;
Total Carbohydrate
29 g
29 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.