Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson

Yield:

2 1/2 dozen bars

Recipe from

Southern Living

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

Preparation

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

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.

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

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.

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.

September 1997
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