Ginger Lemon Cheesecake Bars


  • Crust:
  • 1 (16 ounce) package gingersnap cookies, crushed
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • Cheesecake:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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Mix cookies, brown sugar, butter, and ground ginger together in a bowl; press into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove crust from oven and cool to room temperature.

Process cream cheese, eggs, white sugar, lemon juice, and lemon extract in a food processor until smooth and creamy; spread over crust.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheesecake is set, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cool cheesecake to room temperature and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.