Christmas Cherry Cheesecake Bars

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This dessert is so good it seems a shame to have Christmas in the title. This is so good year around. Even though it is cheesecake it does not need to be baked in a cheesecake pan -it can be baked in a pie pan or in a square pan. This is so simple , you will make it often using different fruit each time.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
9 servings
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • CRUST:

  • 1/3 c
    cold butter
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    flour
  • FILLING:

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    green maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 c
    red maraschino cherries

How to Make Christmas Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Crust:
    Cut butter in chunks, add brown sugar and flour. Mix at low speed. Mix at medium speed for 1 minute.
    Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs.
    Press remaining crust mixture into an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in center of oven at 350^ for 10-12 minutes.
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    Filling:
    Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and lemon juice together at medium speed until fluffy about 2 minutes. Stir in chopped fruit. Spread filling over hot crust, sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
    Continue baking for 18-20 minutes or until filling is set and lightly browned. Cool in refrigerator.

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About Christmas Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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