Festive Cranberry Cheese Squares

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Living in the Cranberry Capital of the World, as I do, we love to experiment with different uses for the fruit.
This is a keeper.


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Serves:

20

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUMB MIXTURE:

2 c
unsifted flour
1 1/2 c
rolled oats
3/4 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1 c
butter or margarine, softened

FILLING:

1 pkg
(8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 can(s)
(14 ounce) eagle brand sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
2
eggs
1 jar(s)
(27 ounce) none such ready to use mincemeat
1 tsp
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 can(s)
(16 ounce) whole berry cranberry sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 F.

In medium bowl, stir together flour, rolled oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and butter until crumbly. Reserve 1-1/2 cups crumb mixture.

Press remaining mixture on bottom of greased 15x10-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
2
Meanwhile in separate mixing bowl, add cream cheese and beat until fluffy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk and mix until smooth; beat in eggs.

Spread over baked crust; top with mincemeat.
3
Combine remaining 1 Tablespoon brown sugar with cornstarch, stir in cranberry sauce. Spoon over mincemeat. Top with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake 40 minutes or until golden. Cool. Chill. Cut into squares. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American