Holiday Cheesecake Bars

Posted by: Linda in MO 10-04-99 11:49 AM

Holiday Cheesecake Bars

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Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies/Brownies

Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
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1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. cold butter
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
2 T. milk
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling, optional

Preheat oven to 350.

In a bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts, if using; reserve 1 cup.

Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of an ungreased 8-inch square baking pan and bake for 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar together in mixing bowl, until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add milk, lemon juice, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust and sprinkle with reserved crumbs.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown at edges and filling is almost set. Cool in pan on wire rack and cut into squares. Serve with cherry pie filling, if desired. Store in refrigerator.

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