Can’t decide what dessert to bring on to your upcoming picnic? Well, I will decide for you, my lovely friend. *winks* These Cream Cheese Lemon Bars are ready to rock 'n' roll! Just include this delicious recipe in your picnic basket, and all will be well on your picnic time. *winks* “You saved me! What are the ingredients?” If you have lemon cake mix, vegetable oil, egg, cream cheese, lemon juice, and a cup of sugar, you're ready to go. But I know you are a little bit curious about cream cheeses so before you make this and pack, let me give your brain something to nibble! Here we go!
Cream cheese is a “soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream.” It has a mild taste, but it is also high in fat. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, as cited by Wikipedia, cream cheese contains at least 33% milk fat (as marketed) with a moisture content of not more than 55%, and a pH range of 4.4 to 4.9. Stabilizers like carob bean gum and carrageenan are added to it. Cream cheese is different from Brie and Neufchâtel because it is not naturally matured and should be consumed once opened. It is often used in breads, bagels, and crackers. Cream cheese can also be used as a dip for salad and chips. It can be added as an ingredient in other favorable desserts, like this Cream Cheese Lemon Bars.
This cheese is an American invention. It is developed in 1872 in New York. According to Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, a Home Cooking Expert in About.com’s website, cream cheese is one of America's most widely-consumed cheeses.
Buddy, you’ve got to make this right now. Don’t wait for the picnic day! *winks* Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "Favorite Family Recipes" website below.