Enjoy a flavorful mix of refreshing, creamy lemon with our Creamy Lemon Bar recipe. It starts with cake mix, so our Creamy Lemon Bars are a breeze to make.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
2 eggs, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1 jar (10 oz.) lemon curd, heated
2 Tbsp. PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted
1 tsp. powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Beat 1 egg, butter and cake mix in large bowl with mixer until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture; press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 10 min.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and extract until blended. Add remaining egg; mix well.
Spread over crust. Top with spoonfuls of lemon curd; swirl with knife. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture and nuts.
Bake 45 min. or until center is almost set and crumb topping is lightly browned. Cool completely. Refrigerate 30 min. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Substitute lemon or raspberry pie filling for the lemon curd.
Looking for something sweet? One serving of this treat will hit the spot when served with a cold glass of fat free milk.
For Easy Removal From Pan
Line empty pan with parchment or foil, with ends of parchment extending over sides. Use to prepare dessert as directed. When ready to serve, use parchment handles to lift cooled dessert from pan.
How to Heat Lemon Curd
Microwave curd in small bowl on HIGH 10 to 15 sec. or until heated through.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.