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Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

 Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
"I came across this recipe several years ago, and it's become a family favorite," shares Rhonda Lund of Laramie, Wyoming. A crumbly oat topping and crust sandwich the smooth cream cheese and sweet-tart cranberry fillings.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, oats, brown sugar and butter;
  • mix until crumbly. Press 2-1/2 cups of the crumb mixture into a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the milk,
  • egg whites, vanilla and remaining flour. Spoon over prepared crust.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and cornstarch. Spoon
  • over cream cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 30-35
  • minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack
  • before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.

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Cranberry Cheesecake Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: One serving bar equals 142 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.