Fruit-and-Cheese Bars Recipe

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Fruit-and-Cheese Bars Recipe
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Fruit-and-Cheese Bars Recipe

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One pan of these sweet, rich bars goes a long way. Colorful candied fruit makes it especially festive.
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
30 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed candied fruit

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add flour; beat until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and lemon juice. Stir in candies fruit. Spread over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 18-20 minutes longer or until firm. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: About 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fruit-and-Cheese Bars in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p97

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add flour; beat until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and lemon juice. Stir in candies fruit. Spread over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 18-20 minutes longer or until firm. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: About 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fruit-and-Cheese Bars in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p97

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terran4 User ID: 4061524 71442
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Buttery and delicious, and very easy to make."

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