Monday, December 22, 2008

cranberry cheesecake bars...

i love this dessert so much... do i say that about all of them?  i feel like i do, because i DO!  but these are so yummy & really quite easy!  they have a nice oatmeal crust paired with creamy filling & tangy fruit topping... perfect!  you could sub with something like cherry, but why mess with a good thing:)  make these babies this week!

{cranberry cheesecake bars}

2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups quick cooking oatmeal (I used oldfashioned this time and no problem)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter

12 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla

16 oz can of whole cranberry sauce
2 tsp corn starch

In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, oatmeal and brown sugar. Using a pastry blender cut in the butter until resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumbs. Press remaining crumbs into greased 13X9 pan. Bake @350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile in the same bowl beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla. Spread over crust. Stir together corn starch and cranberry sauce; spoon carefully over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake 40 minutes. Chill at least 3 hours. Cut into bars and enjoy.

Store in the fridge.


heather p said...

my dear sister did not mention that i found this recipe, but if it wasn't for her to make them i wouldn't have tried them! thanks sis! i do agree, they are the best bars i've ever tasted!

Anonymous said...

I have this same recipe but it calls for white chocolate chips, too! Irresistible!