Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Use fresh orange juice and zest instead of lemon for a different flavor profile.

Recipe by Southern Living February 2010


Credit: Jennifer Davicks; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

9 hrs 35 mins
Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 bar)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare Crust: Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add 1 cup flour, beating at low speed until well blended. Press mixture on bottom of an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray.

  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prepare Filling: Process cottage cheese in a food processor 1 minute or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add granulated sugar and next 6 ingredients, and process 30 seconds or until well blended. Pour filling over prepared crust.

  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set. (Edges will be lightly browned.) Cool 30 minutes. Cover and chill 8 hours. Cut into bars. Garnish, if desired.

  • Try This Twist!

  • Reduced-Sugar Lemon-Cheesecake Bars: Substitute brown sugar sweetener for brown sugar and granular sweetener for granulated sugar.

  • Note: We tested with Whey Low 100% All Natural Gold Brown Sugar Sweetener and Granular Sweetener.

  • Per bar: Calories 172; Fat 9g (sat 2g, mono 2g, poly 5g); Protein 2g; Carb 8g; Fiber 5g; Chol 1mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 259mg; Calc 70mg

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 5.2g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 47.5g; fiber 0.5g; cholesterol 45.1mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 262mg; calcium 76mg.