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Holiday Cherry Cheese Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brenda Walker
Added: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. butter-flavored Crisco©
1/2 c. flaked coconut

2, 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1/2 c. finely chopped walnuts

Directions:
Directions:
Combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in Crisco© until fine crumbs form. Add 1/2 c. finely chopped nuts and coconut. Mix well. Remove 1/2 cup of ingredients and set aside. Press remaining crumbs into bottom of greased 13"x 9" pan. Bake at 350º for 12 - 15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.

Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla in small bowl at medium spped until smooth. Spread over hot baked crust. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes longer.

Spread pie filling over cheese layer.

Combine reserved nuts and crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over cherries. Return to oven. Bake 15 min. longer. Cool completely. Refrigerate several hours and cut into bars.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
36 bars
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Taken from Mom Walker's recipes--

 

 

 

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