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Oatmeal-cheesecake-Cranberry Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Oatmeal-cheesecake-Cranberry Bars, by , is from The DeRyke Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Katie Overdiek
Added: Thursday, February 7, 2008


2 C all-purpose flour
1 1/4 C quick-cooking oatmeal
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1 C butter, softened
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 16-oz can whole cranberry sauce
2 tsp cornstarch

In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, oatmeal, and brown sugar. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumbs. Press remaining crumbs into a greased 13x9x2 inch banking pan. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in the same bowl beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla. Spread over crust in baking pan. Stir together cranberry sauce and cornstarch; spoon carefully over cream cheese layer. sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake 40 minutes more or till set. Cool on a wire rack. cover and chill at least 3 hours. Cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.




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