Lemon Cream Cheese Bars


Fresh lemons are the best way to make a recipe come to life! You don’t need to look much farther if you’re looking for a change of pace from the typical Southern lemon bars!

This recipe is simple and delicious. This recipe was equally delicious when I used Splenda® and low-fat cream cheese.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • cooking spray
  • 2 packages of refrigerated crescent roll dough(8 ounces)
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 2 packages of cream cheese (8 ounces)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter



  1. Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C). Cooking spray should be used after lining the bottom of a baking dish with aluminum foil.
  2. In the bottom of the baking dish that has been prepared, press 1 can of crescent roll dough, stretching it to the edges.
  3. In a bowl, combine 2 lemons’ juice and 1 1/2 lemons’ zest. Spread over crescent roll dough layer after using an electric mixer to thoroughly blend cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar into lemon zest mixture.
  4. The second can of crescent roll dough should be opened and layered over the cream cheese mixture after being gently stretched to the edges. Over the layer of crescent roll dough, brush melted butter. 3 tablespoons of sugar and the remaining lemon zest should be combined. Sprinkle this mixture over the butter.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown, in the preheated oven. Give it around 20 minutes to cool. Using foil, remove the dessert from the oven dish and place it on the cutting board. Leave on foil after cutting into squares. Dessert should be placed back in the baking dish and cooled for at least an hour.


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