Currant Cheesecake Bars

Nancy Allen

By
@mawmawnan

Found this recipe in one of my cookbooks and made them. Really nice bar cookie that is one of our favorites.


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Serves:

12 Servings (large)

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter or margarine, softened
1 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans
1 pkg
8oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1
egg
1 Tbsp
milk
2 tsp
grated lemon peel
1/3 c
currant jelly or seedless raspberry jam

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Beat butter in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add flour, brown sugar, and pecans; beat at low speed until well blended. Press mixture into bottom and partially up sides of prepared pan.
2
Bake 15 minutes or until light brown. If sides of crust have shrunk down, press back up and reshape with spoon. Cool 5 minutes on wire rack.
3
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add granulated sugar, egg, milk and lemon peel; beat until well blended.
4
Heat jelly in small saucepan over low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring occasionally. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust. Drizzle jelly in 7 to 8 strips across filling with spoon. Swirl jelly through filling with knife to create marbled effect.
5
Return pan to oven; bake 20 minutes to 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy