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Citrus Cheesecake Bars

CARNATION® MILKS
Citrus Cheesecake Bars
Level
Easy
Prep 
20 min
Cook 
48 min
Servings
16 servings
  • Refreshing Citrus Cheesecake Bars are great for entertaining or special family gatherings. Garnish with thinly sliced lime peel or grated lemon zest for extra color and flair.
KEY INGREDIENTS
INGREDIENTS
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 package (8 ounces) light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ CARNATION or NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons grated lime or lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon additional lime peel for garnish
MAKE IT
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 8- or 9-inch-square baking pan with foil, making sure edges fold over pan. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2
Combine flour, butter, granulated sugar, salt and lemon peel in medium bowl; stir to combine. Press firmly into prepared pan.
Step 3
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack while making filling.
Step 4
Beat cream cheese in large mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in sweetened condensed milk. Stir in lime juice and lime peel. Pour into crust.
Step 5
Bake for 28 to 30 minutes or until edges puff slightly but center still moves slightly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate for several hours. Lift from pan with foil; cut into bars. Dust with powdered sugar; grate lime peel over bars.
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