Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars

Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars

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Paul Bushay

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@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

How to Make Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars

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

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About Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars

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



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