Cherry cheese bars

Cherry cheese bars

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Ingredients/Components

  • sugar - 2/3 c
  • eggs - 2 item
  • vanilla - 2 tsp
  • flour
  • brown sugar - 1/2 c
  • flaked coconut - 1/2 c
  • can cherry pie filling - 1 item
  • Crisco - 1/2 c
  • cream cheese, softened
  • walnut pieces, divided - 1 c

How to make cherry cheese bars:

Filling:2 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened2/3 c. sugar2 eggs2 tsp. vanilla1 can cherry pie filling Chop 1/2 cup nuts coarsely for topping; set aside. Chop remaining 1/2 cup finely.

Crust: Combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in Crisco until fine crumbs form. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts and coconut. Mix well. Remove 1/2 cup; set aside. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes until edges are lightly browned.

Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla at medium speed until smooth. Spread over hot baked crust. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes longer. Spread cherry pie filling over cheese layer. Combine reserved coarsely chopped nuts with reserved crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over cherries. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes longer; cool. Refrigerate several hours. Cut into bars.


Recipe categories: Desserts, Cookie and brownie, Bar cookie.

Rating:
Cherry cheese bars
3.9
Average rating: 3.9 of 5, total votes: 8
Cook. Time: PT1H15M
Total Time: PT1H15M


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sugar, eggs, butter or margarine, butter, margarine or butter, sticks butter at room temperature, bag vanilla wafers, white cake mix one that calls for fresh eggs
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