Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars

Paul Bushay

By
@chefbunyan

I made these for a church function, and they were a big hit!


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Serves:

16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

24 Hr 50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST

2/3 c
all purpose flour
2/3 c
quick cooking oats
3/4 tsp
splenda/brown sugar blend
2 Tbsp
finely chopped almonds
1/4 c
cold butter cut in pieces

FOR THE FILLING

28 oz
reduced fat cream cheese
8 tsp
splenda/sugar blend
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
almond extract
4 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 c
finely chopped dried cherries

FOR THE TOPPING

1/2 pt
heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp
splenda/sugar blend
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crank the oven to 350
2
Spray an 8 X 8 X 2 inch baking pan with PAM, set aside
3
Dump the flour, oats, Splenda/brown sugar blend, & almonds into a medium bowl
4
Stir to combine
5
With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until it resembles course crumbs.
6
Press the crust mixture into the baking pan
7
Bake for 12 minutes
8
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, dump the cream cheese, Splenda/sugar blend, vanilla & almond extract into a large bowl
9
Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light & fluffy
10
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed until just combined
11
Stir in the cherries
12
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the partially baked crust
13
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the cream cheese layer is set
14
Cool to room temperature on a wire rack
15
Cover and chill for 24 hours before serving
16
Whip the heavy whipping cream in a chilled bowl,adding the Splenda/sugar blend and vanilla just when the cream hits soft peaks, keep whipping until stiff peaks form
17
Cut the finished product into bars, plate with a dollop of whipped cream on each one and serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic