- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 to 5 teaspoons milk
- Combine the flour, butter and confectioners' sugar; press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and extract until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack.
- Combine the frosting ingredients until smooth; spread over bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Reviews for Almond Cheesecake Bars
"VERY, VERY, GOOD"
"These are good & easy to make. I love almond flavored desserts. To reviewer vrdeboer, 1. This is a dessert, what do you expect? 2. Please don't comment on recipes you obviously haven't made. 3. I'm also a diabetic & if I choose to indulge in a real dessert I know it's going to have butter & sugar, some of us trade carbs & don't use nasty fake sugar products."
"Made this dessert for a potluck...it received some good reviews, but I don't think people were blown away. I enjoyed the shortbread crust and the almond flavoring in the custard and frosting. Next time I would add crushed or sliced toasted almonds to the top, as stated with others. Perhaps even incorporate fresh cherries or cherry filling into the recipe. :)"
"This recipe is so easy but looks elegant and tastes amazing! I will makes this again and again. I almost ate the whole pan myself. . ."
"This is a delicious recipe that's easy to adapt for diabetics. I cut the sugar in half for the base & filling. Also, as a previous reviewer said, the carb count is very low for a dessert & that's what diabetics usually use to judge a recipe. I've been diabetic for 43 years, been a finalist in Pillsbury Bake-Off, & have lots of experience adapting & creating recipes for diabetics because I love desserts & have 6 kids who have been raised on low-sugar treats. Don't dismiss a recipe because of sugar, flour, etc. Exercise is also a great way to burn off these things! Lots of ways to live a normal life!"
"I have not tried these yet, but love almond- extract or almond-paste recipes so I'm sure I will love these.I wanted to comment, as a diabetic, to the reviewer who thought these were inappropriate for someone with diabetes. Most desserts aren't the best for a diabetic; however, I have to say that only 145 calories, 9 grams fat, and 15 carbs (which by the way is considered the lower end of the snack range by Kaiser Permanente) sounds pretty doggone good when you want to enjoy a piece of dessert."
"bars were delicious...they didn't last long!!"
"I love anything almond flavored and these did not disappoint. Followed the recipe as is and they turned out great."
"These were soo good i did everything the same except i coloured the icing pink and put coconut on top for xmas serving excellent"
"How many diabetic UNFRIENDLY ingredients could you possibly include? You have done it. Flour, sugar, OMG!!! These might be wonderful for those who are not diabetic, but this recipe would cause a huge blood glucose spike in those who are afflicted."