Fruity Cream Cheese Bars

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

I love this recipe,, because it is so versatile- You can change out the fruit with any canned prepared pie filling or whole berry cranberry sauce.
This one is using cranberries.



Photo and recipe from Eagle Brand.


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Serves:

12 bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
rolled oats
3/4 c
plus 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1 c
butter, softened
8 oz
pkg. cream cheese, softened
14 oz
can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 c
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
16 oz
whole berry cranberry sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350^. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
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Combine flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and butter in a large bowl until mixture is coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture; press remainder firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.
Bake 15 minutes.
2
Beat cream cheese until fluffy in a small bowl. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth; stir in lemon juice.
Spread evenly over partially baked crust.
3
Combine remaining 1 Tablespoon brown sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir in cranberry sauce. Spoon evenly over cream cheese layer.
Top with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake 40 minutes or until golden.
Cool Chill. Cut into bars.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom