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Easy Merry Cherry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Easy Merry Cherry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Merry Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Filling:

  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese (at room temp.)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup each: chopped glazed green and red cherries

Description:

Crust:

1. Preheat Oven to 350F. In a 1 quart mixer bowl, cut butter in chunks; add brown sugar and flour, mix at low speed. Beat at medium speed, scraping sides of bowls often, until well mixed (about 1 min). Reserve about 1/2 cup crumb mixture for topping.

2. Press remaining mixture into an 8 inch square baking pan. Bake in center of oven for 10-12 minutes. Prepare filling while crust bakes.

Filling:

3. In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, and lemon juice at medium speed until fluffy (1-2 min). Stir in choppedcherries. Spread over crust, sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

4. Continue baking 18-20 minutes or until filling is set and top is lightly browned. Cool and store in refrigerator.

Makes about 36 bars

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