Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
2 large eggs
2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon yellow food coloring (optional)
1 cup whipped cream or cool whip for top

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.


COMBINE flour and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until crumbly. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. BAKE for 25 minutes.

PLACE cream cheese, eggs, evaporated milk, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon peel and food coloring in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into partially baked crust.

BAKE for additional 15 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread whipped cream over top; refrigerate. Cut into bars. Garnish as desired.

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