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currant cheesecake bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nancy Allen
Wentzville, MO

Found this recipe in one of my cookbooks and made them. Really nice bar cookie that is one of our favorites.

(1 rating)
yield 12 Servings (large)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For currant cheesecake bars

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 1 pkg
    8oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 c
    currant jelly or seedless raspberry jam

How To Make currant cheesecake bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Beat butter in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add flour, brown sugar, and pecans; beat at low speed until well blended. Press mixture into bottom and partially up sides of prepared pan.
  • 2
    Bake 15 minutes or until light brown. If sides of crust have shrunk down, press back up and reshape with spoon. Cool 5 minutes on wire rack.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add granulated sugar, egg, milk and lemon peel; beat until well blended.
  • 4
    Heat jelly in small saucepan over low heat 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring occasionally. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust. Drizzle jelly in 7 to 8 strips across filling with spoon. Swirl jelly through filling with knife to create marbled effect.
  • 5
    Return pan to oven; bake 20 minutes to 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

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