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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cherry Cheese Bars Recipe

My hubby loves cherries and he loves cream cheese...so this delicious recipe is the perfect combination of the two! It is also one that I make often for the kid's school bake sales and it is always a big seller! Everyone seems to love them.

Cherry Cheese Bars Recipe


1 c. walnuts, chopped
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. coconut


2 (8 ounce) pkg. cream cheese
2/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling

Grease a 13x9" baking pan. Chop 1/2 c. nuts coarsley for topping and set aside. Chop remaining 1/2 c. very finely.

Crust: Combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in shortening. Add 1/2 c. chopped nuts and coconut. Remove 1/2 c. and set aside. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of a pan. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla on medium speed. Spread over hot crust. Bake for 15 more minutes.

Spread cherry pie filling over cheese layer. Combine reserved nuts and crumbs. Sprinkle over cherries. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes longer. Refrigerate to cool. Cut into bars.

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