Almond Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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Almond Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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The recipe for these delicious cheesecake bars is from my sister-in-law. I've brought them to many functions, and everyone always asks for the recipe. —Mary Couser, Maple Plain, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 145 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Combine the frosting ingredients until smooth; spread over bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Cheesecake Bars in Country Extra March 2009, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 145 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"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."

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"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. :)"

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"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. . ."

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"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!"

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"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."

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