French Apricot Cream Cheese Bars

Jane Whittaker

By
@janenov46

Never trust a skinny cook always was my motto, but this is an exception!.
My sis in law Donna Mae made these and I fell in love with them. They are rich, crumbly, creamy, and fruity and are one of my favorite cookies.
People always ask me for the recipe when I make these.


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Serves:

20

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

1 pkg
french vanilla cake mix
1/3 c
melted butter
1 large
egg
filling:
12 oz
apricot preserves
8 oz
cream cheese
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1 large
egg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Spray a 9x13 pan with non stick spray.
3
Combine cake mix, butter and egg, mix with a fork til crumbly.
4
Spoon 1 1/2 cup crumbs in a bowl and reserve for topping.
5
Press remaining crumbs in the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
6
Let cool a little, then spread preserves evenly over crust.
7
In a bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg.
8
Spread evenly over preserves.
9
Sprinkle reserved topping evenly over cream cheese mixture.
10
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
11
Chill before serving and store leftovers in fridge

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy