Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cranberry Cheese Cake Bars

My love of baking is what pushes me
to make up my own recipes.
Not always are they 
tasty treats, mind you.
(I just don't talk about those..ha, ha.)
However every once in a while
I "hit the nail on the head"
THIS is one of those times!!
I have also made these bars using
Blueberries and Raspberries.
My favorite though is Cranberries.

Cranberry Cheese Cake Bars
3 C. Flour
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 C. Butter~cold

12oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 C. Sugar
2 Egglands Best Eggs
2 tsp. Lemon Juice

1 (14oz.) Jelled Cranberry sauce
2 tsp. Almond Extract
3 tsp. Cornstarch
1 C. Fresh Cranberries

Preheat oven to 350
Blend together all the crust ingredients
with a pastry blender. Press half
mixture into a lightly greases
9x13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
While crust is baking beat together
the Cream Cheese mixture
until smooth. Using a plastic
bag toss the fresh berries 
with the cornstarch until coated.
 In a separate bowl whisk together
cranberry sauce and almond extract.
After crust is cooked spread 
cream cheese  mixture over top evenly.
Sprinkle the remaining crust over
 top to finish off.
Drop the whipped cranberry
sauce by the spoonful over
the cream cheese filling.
Finish off by sprinkling the
coated berries over top.
Bake for 40-45 minutes
until center is "set".
Cool completely on wire rack.
Cut into desired size and chill.
Sweet Success,


The Better Baker said...

What a fabulous idea to use cranberry sauce! You are an amazing creator - Printing AND pinning!! Thanks, Genius! :-*

Faith Warmheart said...

These sound amazing! Can't wait to try them!

txzoomer said...

These sound great but am unsure what to do with the other half of the crust mixture. Is that what looks to be crumbled over the top? Can't wait to try this.

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