Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars

Bunyan's Diabetic Cherry Almond Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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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

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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

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