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Raspberry marbled lemon cheesecake bars on a marble table.
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5 from 2 votes

Lemon and Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

These beautiful lemon and raspberry cheesecake bars are both tart and sweet,  perfect for garden parties or picnics, and so very easy to make! 
You’ll require a food processor and 15x10 pyrex for this recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cooling time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 Bars
Calories: 294kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 box Nilla Wafters

  • 5 tbsp.  butter

For the Cheesecake

  • 32 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 eggs

  • 4 tbsp.  lemon juice

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 6 tbsp.  milk

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the Raspberry Marble

  • ½ cup raspberries

  • 2 tbsp.  sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Greece a pyrex with butter and set aside.
  • Crush the Nilla Wafers into tiny crumbs - use a food processor or put cookies in a baggie and crush with a rolling pin or anything you have to pulverize them.
  • Melt 5 tbsp. of butter and mix together with the crumbs in a medium sized bowl until fully incorporated.
  • Line a Pour crumb mixture evenly into a 15x10 pyrex, then press with a spatula to pat it tightly down. Bake for 10 minutes, then set aside.
  • Beat together your sugar and cream cheese, then add your eggs, milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix till everything is perfectly smooth. Spread evenly over your cooked crust.
  • Blend your raspberries in a food processor or blender, then press through a mesh strainer into a bowl to remove any seeds or solids from your puree. Mix the raspberry liquid with 2 tbsp. of sugar. Once sugar is dissolved, dot the cheesecake mixture with little circles of raspberry, then use a toothpick to mix the puree in circles and squiggles until you have a lovely marble pattern.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until the edges are slightly brown and the center is a little soft. Cool on a baking rack, then refrigerate for 3-4 hours before cutting into squares.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 110mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.4mg