Luscious Lemon-Raspberry Bars

"Found this recipe on the box of the Betty Crocker Lemon Bars. The lemon bars by themselves are great, but add the raspberry preserves and you have a real treat. Lemon bar mix is not a recognized ingredient on this site, but that is what you'll need for the recipe. It can be found with the cake mixes in the grocery store."
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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F whether using metal or glass pan.
  • Stir filling mix, water and eggs using a fork (a few lumps will remain); set aside.
  • Press Ready-Mixed Crust (dry) in bottom of 8 or 9" square pan. Bake 12 minutes.
  • Drop cream cheese by spoonfuls onto hot crust and return pan to oven about 2 minutes to further soften cream cheese. Carefully spread cream cheese over crust. Stir filling mixture; pour over cream cheese.
  • Bake 35 to 4 minutes or until top begins to brown and center is set.
  • Cool 10 minutes.
  • Spread preserves over top. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle with powedered sugar.
  • For 16 bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. For ease in cutting, use sharp or wet knife.
  • Store covered in refrigerator.

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  1. Kzim4
    These were really good. The only thing I would do differently next time is to cook the base a little less before adding the cream cheese. It was a little more done than I would have liked. This is a nice way to dress up a box mix. Thanks for posting!


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