Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars Dessert, on the other hand, bring comfort and justify our greed… They know how to fill the stomach!

It doesn’t matter why; what matters is that it’s tasty!

So for the warm season, we prepare these tasty cream cheese bars with lemon!

Ingredients

  • 2 8-ounce (226 g) packages of refrigerated crescent dough (like Pillsbury rolls), divided
  • 2 lemons, zested and squeezed 
  • 2 8-ounce (226 g) packages of cream cheese (Philadelphia style), softened
  • 1/2 cup (112.5 g) white sugar (+ 3 tablespoons/45 g)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) melted butter
  • cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). 
  2. Line the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Press the contents of one of the crescent wrappers into the bottom of the prepared dish, stretching to the edges.
  4. Combine zest of 1 1/2 lemons and juice of 2 lemons in a bowl. 
  5. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup (112.5 g) sugar into lemon zest mixture with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. 
  6. Spread the mixture over the crescent roll layer.
  7. Unroll the second box of crescent dough and place it on top of the cream cheese mixture, gently stretching the dough around the edges. 
  8. Brush the melted butter over the crescent dough layer. 
  9. Combine remaining lemon zest and three tablespoons (45 g) sugar in a bowl and sprinkle over the second layer of dough
  10. Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. 
  11. Let cool for about 20 minutes. 
  12. Lift dessert from baking dish using paper and transfer to a cutting board. 
  13. Cut into squares, leaving them on the sheet.
  14. Return dessert to a baking dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until completely cool.

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