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Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Photo: Ralph Anderson
Yield 2 1/2 dozen bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can low-fat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (21-ounce) can COMSTOCK, THANK YOU, or WILDERNESS More Fruit Light Cherry Fruit Filling

How to Make It

  1. Line a 13- x 9-inch pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease foil.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of prepared pan.

  3. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

  4. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 minute or until fluffy. Gradually add condensed milk and almond extract, beating until smooth. Spread over crust, and top with fruit filling. Sprinkle with reserved 1 cup crumb mixture.

  5. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Lift cheesecake out of pan using foil. Cut into bars, and chill.