Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Cherry Cheese Bars | Strawberry Cheese Bars | Blueberry Cheese Bars

 


Crust

1 cup finely chopped walnuts (Set aside 1/2 cup for topping)

1-1/4  flour

1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)

1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco

1/2 cup flaked coconut


Filling

8 oz pkg softened cream cheese

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

21 oz can of fruit pie filling (Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Apple etc...) Your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  • Combine flour & brown sugar, cut in Crisco until fine crumbs form.
  • Add 1/2 cup of nuts and coconut. Mix well.
  • Scoop out 1/2 cup of crumb mixture and set aside. 
  • Press the remaining crust mixture into the bottom of the greased pan.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes....while it is baking start the filling.
  • Filling:
  • Beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg & vanilla until smooth. 
  • Spread this over the hot baked crust. Return to oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the fruit pie filling over the cheese layer.
  • Combine the reserved walnuts and crust mixture together and sprinkle evenly over the top.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Cool and cut into bars.

Compliments of Tammy V

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