Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Although we had a pretty mild winter here in Michigan this year I am SO happy to see summer arrive this year!

I’m looking forward to the laid back, slower paced nights of stargazing, barbecues, and lounging on the deck with my best friend.  Last summer we had just bought this new house and our nights were filled with nothing but late nights of hard work to fix it up, so it will be nice this year to be able to really enjoy it.

I am in a contest to come up with the best summer barbecue recipe today and I’d love your help to win! I came up with this new recipe that I love and I think you’ll love too!  In fact my son who hates strawberries gobbled down two pieces in just a few minutes right before my eyes!

It’s no secret that I love strawberry lemonade, in fact I just made up another batch of the strawberry lemonade drink I shared with you here.  This was my inspiration for this dessert.

I am participating in a Virtual Summer Barbecue with several other amazing bloggers today.  In fact each of us have prepared an original recipe to bring to the table with the hopes of having the winning dish.

The recipe that receives the most comment TODAY ONLY will win.

So please, if you think this post sounds amazing would you please leave me a comment here letting me know so!

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bars

4.8 from 51 reviews
Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Philadelphia Original Cooking Creme
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon Juice
  • 11/4 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  1. Crust:
  2. Combine 1¼ cup graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and ⅓ cup butter in a square dish and press firmly to bottom and sides of your pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
  4. Filling:
  5. Add Philadelphia Cooking Creme, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add mixture to the crust.
  7. Place sliced strawberries on top of the mixture and press them into the creme mixture.
  8. Lemon Curd:
  9. Add three eggs, ¾ cup sugar, and ⅓ cup lemon juice to a stainless steel bowl.
  10. In a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice until blended.
  11. Cook, stirring constantly approximately 10 minutes until it becomes thick.
  12. Cut in 4 tablespoons of butter until melted and let cool a bit before you pour this on top of your dessert.
  13. Garnish the top of your Lemon Berry Cheesecake with sliced strawberries.
I think it might be even better to double the filling. Also I totally forgot to cut in the butter on my lemon curd and it still tasted great!

Please take a moment and leave me a comment if you think this sounds like an amazing summer barbecue recipe and then check out the other recipes I’m completing with.

Come join our Virtual Summer BBQ, hosted by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

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Philly Creamy Deviled Eggs – Smockity Frocks

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  1. That pie looks sooooo good…..2 thinks I love strawberries and lemon mmmmmm.

  2. Looks great!

  3. Those look fantastic! I love lemon-strawberry anything :)

  4. I cannot wait to try this! I’m pretty sure I’d win Mom of the Year if I had this ready after a busy night of swim team, baseball and softball. So much for slowing down in the summer months! :)

  5. I love lemon and strawberries so having both of them together sounds great!

  6. Those look really good! I’m not a big lemon fan, but I’d definitely give them a try.

  7. I’m usually not a cheesecake person, but my husband loves it! Since this is a bar rather than a whole cake, I might just have to try it. :D

  8. Oh yum- looks delicious & easy!

  9. Looks and sounds delicious!

  10. Made my mouth water just reading about these! Thanks for the brilliant concoction!

  11. I love LEMON. That looks great!

  12. I think it sounds easy and yummy! i think you could easily swap any of the seasonal summer berries (lemon-blueberry is my favorite combo, and lemon-raspberry would have that perfect sweet-sour bite) I think this one will definitely end up on my table this summer! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Looks yummy! I love anything with lemon in it.

  14. These look delicious!!

  15. Mmmmm! Those look so good. I bet they would be perfect for Memorial day weekend. I am pinning this too since it looks so so good.

  16. Tammy Jones says:

    This looks so good!

  17. Anything cheesecake wins my vote! Love the strawberry lemon combo. Can’t wait to try this out for me and my boyfriend. Both of us are huge cheesecake lovers.

  18. Grace Flemmer says:

    Sounds so good for summer!! Good Luck!!!!

  19. Jen Stutzman says:

    They look amazing and probably taste amazing as well! Can’t wait to try them!

  20. This looks delicious! I have a Lemon- Berry Pie recipe, that can be used as a diabetic recipe and it is great. I am going to have to try this one tho! Good Luck!!!!

  21. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Looks amazing! I gotta try it!

  23. Those look AMAZING!

  24. Audrey Yarbrough says:

    Yum! These look like the perfect light and refreshing dessert that would end a summertime meal just right! Or even count as an afternoon snack.

  25. Lori Ostercamp says:

    Can’t wait to make this-looks yummy!

  26. Stacy Kehr Hedberg via Facebook says:

    Can’t wait to try making these!!! They look SO good!!!

  27. I love strawberries and can never have enough recipes to use them in! Thanks for posting looks yummy :)

  28. Wow, those sound amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

  29. Oh how delicious! Definitely need to try these.

  30. I can see, smell and taste summer all in this one piece..

  31. This looks amazing!! I will be making this on Sunday for a bbq we are going to. Thanks for sharing this!!

  32. Kathi Long Deese via Facebook says:

    Done :) Good luck!

  33. Thanks SO much!!

  34. Quanisha P. says:

    looks great!!!!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  35. These look amazing! I love anything lemon, and anything with fresh strawberries – so this is the perfect storm! Yum!

  36. Sounds wonderful! We, too, love, love, love strawberry lemonade so I can’t wait to try this dessert.

  37. yes good luck

  38. connie voodre says:

    look yummy and easy to make

  39. Sounds delicious!

  40. I will cook the steak and armadillo eggs and you can bring these!

  41. Looking forward to trying this one out; it looks delicious!

  42. Good luck!

  43. These sound delicious! Great job on the recipe!

  44. Sounds fabulous! Would be a perfect summer dessert! Thanks for sharing.

  45. yummm yummm yummm

  46. Those look amazing!

  47. Yum. If only sugar were an option right now:)

  48. Deborah Rosen says:

    Wow, they look yummy!

  49. Just reading this makes my mouth tingle. It sounds so good!!!


  50. Wow very yummy looking!!!!

  51. These look so good and are perfect for summer. The boys love anything with berries in it.

  52. These look delicious and refreshing. Iowa has had a mild winter too, but I’m so happy summer is almost here.

  53. Tiffany Southerland via Facebook says:

    done :)

  54. These look easy and delicious! Can’t wait to pick some strawberries and make it :-)

  55. I love lemons but not as much as I love cheesecake. Looks amazing :)

  56. Thanks!

  57. These look sooo good…drool! :}

  58. They look amazing – I want some!

  59. These look D Lish!!!

  60. Those look amazing and perfect for summer!

  61. Lisa Durie via Facebook says:

    pinned! and will try it too looks yummy!

  62. Michelle says:

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them :)

  63. They look yummy and diet friendly

  64. Kelly Press says:

    They look soooo good!

  65. cynthia heber says:

    They look yummy and diet friendly.

  66. looks refreshing!

  67. Looks delicious!

  68. Those look sooooo good! I love anything with fresh strawberries!! Yummm!!!

  69. It’s really goos Lisa Durie!

  70. OHHHH! John loves lemon!! I am going to try these tomorrow! Thanks!


  71. This looks like the perfect blend of flavors!

  72. I can’t wait to try these. I think they will be perfect for girls weekend!

  73. Yummy!!

  74. I really REALLY wish I would have skipped clicking this link LOL! I’m in the middle of an 8 week boot camp stretch and healthy food transition so I can’t even TRY this but my mouth is watering and I’m about 90% sure that I’m going to have sweet dreams about this dessert tonight LOL ;) It looks absolutely delicious.

    Maybe I could justify jussssst one — you know, since there are strawberries involved ;)

  75. Melissa Mulvaney says:

    Looks amazing!!!!

  76. YUM get in my tummy!

  77. Ooh, this sounds and looks delicious. I’m going to try it soon.

  78. Lemon, cheesecake AND berries… yes please – sounds delish!!

  79. Yum! I never would have thought of combining lemon and strawberries!

  80. Theresia Blasciuc via Facebook says:

    Looks yummy! Repinned it.

  81. This looks like a really simple recipe. Nice


  82. These look decadent – I love lemons, too! Do the bars need to be refrigerated?

    • Yes they do, I guess that should have been in the directions too. Thanks for asking!

  83. I ADORE lemon ANYTHING … these look delicious and summery! Love it!

  84. Wow! I will be making these tomorrow night. Seriously! Perfect recipe to impress my kids teachers :)

  85. Christina S. says:

    This sounds amazing. My teens LOVED the strawberry lemonade recipe you shared so I’ll be sure to make this one for them too.

  86. Joan Wilson says:

    sounds great …..love cheesecake and lemon and strawberries…

  87. Kristie those look amazing! I am going to try them this weekend for our BBQ. Thanks for sharing!

  88. Debbie Rossi says:

    These look so yummy and EASY!! This will be a good weekend to try these :)

  89. Looks soo good!

  90. Mary Thompson via Facebook says:

    Looks good. Good luck, I finally commented!

  91. bev davison says:

    Sounds delicious!!!!!!

  92. Thanks SO much!

  93. Looks great! I’m gonna have to try this out! Thanks!

  94. Pinned this right away! Looks so awesome…going to make this soon!

  95. Kristine Westney Ritter via Facebook says:

    They look delish!

  96. Wow what a great recipe! Will defiantly have to try this out with the family, thanks Kristie!

  97. Kimberly Coffey via Facebook says:

    Those look so good! Is this where I should post or is it a different one?

  98. YUMMY!!!

  99. Looks Yummy!

  100. Looks delicious =) I think my family will absolutely love this… Gonna have to make it this weekend

  101. Please click on the link above and leave your comments on the blog for them to be counted!

  102. Kimberly says:

    Those look so yummy, I will def make these soon! Thanks for sharing!

  103. My family loves lemon bars, cheesecake and strawberries. This is perfect!!

  104. Sherry Bloch says:

    looks awsome!!

  105. Love everything you post …..

  106. These look so amazing!!

  107. Please make sure you comment on the blog post too

  108. Looks like one I’m going to try…thanks

  109. Love everything you post -

  110. Fran Hatzenbuhler via Facebook says:


  111. Posted on the blog

  112. Kimberly Glenn via Facebook says:

    Good luck :)

  113. That looks really tasty!

  114. Good luck:)..these look yummy!

  115. Can’t wait to try them!

  116. That looks so good and refreshing!

  117. Looks great

  118. These look yummy!

  119. Please win

  120. I hope to, did you leave a comment on the blog?

  121. This looks so yummy! I think I’ll try it already this weekend :)

  122. These look amazing!!

  123. Wow, yummy, thanks for the great recipe!

  124. Oh my goodness… my mouth is watering… those look so delicious.

  125. Christine Gregory says:

    Looks delish, can’t wait to try the recipe out

  126. Definitely going to try this. Looks soooo Summery!! :)

  127. WOW these look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  128. katie collins says:

    Looks delicious!

  129. lori stephens says:

    Can’t wait to try this.

  130. Lynda Rotary- Fabry via Facebook says:


  131. K. Zolnowski says:

    Sounds yummy!!

  132. They look great. I will put this recipe on my “to make” list! TY

  133. These look fantastic! Definitely something I’m going to try this summer.

  134. I can’t wait to try it-sounds refreshing

  135. linda dominik says:

    can’t wait to try this

  136. Kristina C says:

    Delicious!!! I am trying it!

  137. Diana O. says:

    Can’t wait to try! My family is going to love this one!!

  138. Colleen G says:

    These look great! I love lemon and strawberries together, so I’ll be trying these. Thanks for sharing!

  139. Yummo!!! Can’t wait to try it!

  140. wow, ,what a great recipe!


  141. Sounds like a yummy summer dessert.

  142. Looks great! I think I have everything for this recipe in my fridge right now so I may give it a try today. I can’t wait…they look amazing!

  143. Those look delicious and perfect for a summer picnic! Can’t wait to try it.

  144. I’m thinking I might just eat the entire batch!! I’m pregnant and due any time and these seem like the best prego type treat!

  145. Looks ‘berry-licious’

  146. Looks good!

  147. Cecilia Cook says:

    I love this!! Can’t wait to try it myself!

  148. Can’t wait to try this!!!

  149. This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it :)

  150. Yum! A favorite with a yummy twist…thanks for sharing…looking forward to trying!

  151. These will be so tasty!

  152. Thank you for all that you do!

  153. You’re my favorite blogger :)

  154. These look delish. Can’t wait to make it.

  155. Strawberry and Lemon are one of my favorite combos!

  156. Looks delicious, just in time for summer!

  157. sounds great!

  158. This sounds amazing!!!!

  159. kit cook says:

    This looks delicious!

  160. Yum!! Can’t wait to try this.

  161. Not sure where to leave it, but this recipe looks yummy!

  162. julie banton says:

    Looks delicious. Wil def give this one a try

  163. Sounds yummy…can’t wait to make a batch or two! :)

  164. A super summer BBQ treat! Thanks for sharing… :)

  165. Brenda B says:

    This looks truly scrumptious! I’ll pin it to try at a later date, thanks!

  166. Sounds incredible can’t wait to try it!

  167. Monika S says:

    These look delicious!

  168. Yum yum!

  169. These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

  170. The lemon berry cheesecake bars look delisious.

  171. Looks like a nice summer treat.

  172. Looks so yummy!!

  173. That look delicious and something I think my kids would really love!

  174. These look wonderful! I have never made my own lemon curd I’ll have to give it a try.

  175. This looks awesome!

  176. Ginger F says:

    If you need to make this gluten free because of dietary restrictions. I have found Honey Nut Chex work great as a replacement for graham crackers in a recipe like this!

  177. Looks sweet!

  178. Jennifer Wiggins via Facebook says:


  179. Looks great for summer! Can’t wait to try them.

  180. penny ewert says:

    These look amazing cant wait to make them!! Thanks!

  181. Maggie C says:

    This sounds delicious – I love lemon and berries so together they would be awesome!

  182. Jeannette T. says:

    Can’t wait to try it…. Looks so YUMMY !!!!!

  183. penny ewert says:

    I love how bright it is… what a great dessert for sumer!

  184. Looks delish!

  185. Yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  186. YUMMO!!!! Can’t wait to whip this up!!!

  187. That looks delicious!

  188. I will be trying this!

  189. This looks yummy! I’m not a big lemon fan, but you had me at “strawberry lemonade” ;)

  190. Amanda Green says:

    WOW! This looks fantastic…love the bold summer colors!


  192. Looks great!!

  193. I needed a good, summery dessert recipe to share with some friends this weekend and these will be perfect!

  194. that recipe looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it! I love lemon desserts!

  195. Sara Oehler says:

    Looks great!!

  196. this recipe looks amazing, can’t wait to try it!!! I love lemon desserts!

  197. Looks wonderful!!

  198. sarah malone says:


  199. Agnes Hicks says:

    Very pretty dessert

  200. Margaret Grote says:

    You had me at lemon curd. This looks great!

  201. Luv it

  202. recipe looks so good I might actually try to make it! But first, what the heck is Philly cooking creme? not the same as cream cheese, apparently. Show’s how much time I spend in the kitchen…

  203. looks awsome…..gonna have to try them

  204. Looks delicious and lemon is a favorite of my hubby so can’t wait to try.

  205. Amy Hunter says:

    Great, thanks!

  206. RecIpe sounds awesom

  207. Stephen Lennon says:

    Well with anything named Lemon I and in love! Since I am a Lemon. I think I have to try it!

  208. This looks like a great recipe! Can’t wait to try it.

  209. Stephen Lenmon says:

    Well with anything Lemon, I am in love! I think I need to try it for sure!

  210. Audrey Frost says:

    love this!

  211. Looks good – I hope you win :)

  212. It looks delicious! Yum!

  213. chris ackerman says:

    Hope you win! They look awesome

  214. OMG that looks delicious!!

  215. Oh my gosh these look so good! And so perfect for hot summer nights :)

  216. Oh my, I think if I made these they would be gone in one day. My family loves anything cheesecake and that looks divine.

  217. Great recipe looking forward to making it!

  218. Yummy Looking!