Cheesecake Cranberry Bars Recipe

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Cheesecake Cranberry Bars Recipe

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I like to serve these wonderful bars as one of the desserts for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone always goes back for seconds!—Kris Lehman
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for the topping. Stir in chips to the remaining mixture. With floured fingers, press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light. Add the milk, lemon juice and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour over the crust. Combine the cornstarch and cranberry sauce until blended. Spoon over the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the reserved crust mixture.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheesecake Cranberry Bars in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p288

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 202 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for the topping. Stir in chips to the remaining mixture. With floured fingers, press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light. Add the milk, lemon juice and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour over the crust. Combine the cornstarch and cranberry sauce until blended. Spoon over the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the reserved crust mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheesecake Cranberry Bars in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p288

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Scottishprincess User ID: 7538380 53383
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"this is delicious, with either homemade or canned cranberry sauce and it looks very colorful."

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JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 61851
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"I have been making this recipe for years now--it it my most asked-for cookie!

I omit the chips; use fat-free 14oz Eagle brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (not evaporated milk), and store the finished cookie (cut into squares) in the freezer (has a scrumptious taste when eaten frozen!!)
This cookie treat is definately a keeper for all the holidays"

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