Cherry Cheesecake Bars


The bite-size cheesecakes taste great with cherry topping.
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The bite-size cheesecakes taste great with cherry topping.

Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 1 1⁄12 hours

Ingredients

Crust

1 cup
all-purpose flour
1 cup
shredded or flaked coconut
1⁄2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup
quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup
butter or margarine
1⁄2 cup
chopped pecans or walnuts

Topping

2 package
(8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoon
vanilla
1 cup
granulated sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon
grated lemon peel
4  
eggs
1 can
Solo Cherry Cake and Pastry Filling

Instructions

To bake this cherry cheesecake bars recipe, preheat your oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan and set aside. Stir flour and brown sugar in medium-size bowl until blended. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add coconut, oats and pecans and stir until well mixed. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. To make topping, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla and lemon peel in medium-size bowl with electric mixer until blended and smooth. Pour over crust and spread evenly. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Spread cherry filling over cooled cheesecake. Cover pan and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until well chilled. Cut into eighteen 21/8 x 3-inch bars.

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