Christmas Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This dessert is so good it seems a shame to have Christmas in the title. This is so good year around. Even though it is cheesecake it does not need to be baked in a cheesecake pan -it can be baked in a pie pan or in a square pan. This is so simple , you will make it often using different fruit each time.


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Serves:

9 servings

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

1/3 c
cold butter
1/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
flour

FILLING:

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1 large
egg
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/4 c
green maraschino cherries
1/4 c
red maraschino cherries

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crust:
Cut butter in chunks, add brown sugar and flour. Mix at low speed. Mix at medium speed for 1 minute.
Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs.
Press remaining crust mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in center of oven at 350^ for 10-12 minutes.
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Filling:
Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and lemon juice together at medium speed until fluffy about 2 minutes. Stir in chopped fruit. Spread filling over hot crust, sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
Continue baking for 18-20 minutes or until filling is set and lightly browned. Cool in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy