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Raspberry-Lemonade Cheesecake Swirl Bars

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Raspberry-Lemonade Cheesecake Swirl Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 24
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Drink your lemonade and eat it, too! These light and refreshing raspberry-lemonade cheesecake bars are ready to shine at your next potluck—the guests won't be able to resist their eye-catching swirl! Garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon zest for a truly ahh-mazing dessert.
Updated Apr 15, 2019

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon red gel food color
  • Additional raspberries and lemon zest, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Break up cookie dough into pieces; press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 16 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, scraping side of bowl frequently. On low speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended. Beat in vanilla and 2 teaspoons lemon zest. In small bowl, reserve 1 cup of the filling.
  • 3
    In another small bowl, mash 2 cups raspberries with fork. Push berries through small strainer with back of spoon to make 1/2 cup raspberry puree. Stir puree, lemon juice and food color into remaining filling.
  • 4
    Spread raspberry filling evenly over cookie crust. Drop tablespoonfuls of reserved filling on raspberry filling. With knife, carefully swirl into raspberry filling layer to create marbled look.
  • 5
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes on cooling rack. Refrigerate at least 3 hours, until chilled completely.
  • 6
    To serve, run sharp knife around edges of pan. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Garnish each bar with raspberry and additional lemon zest. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To quickly soften cream cheese, remove from wrapper, and place on microwavable plate; microwave uncovered on High about 15 seconds or just until softened.
  • tip 2
    Bars are best cut when completely chilled, and wiping the blade between each slice helps ensure nice, clean edges.

Nutrition Information

190 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate, 16g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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