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Desserts

Cherry Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Streusel  Cheesecake Bars recipe
photo by:kraft
These dessert bars are one layer of yumminess after another—from the shortbread cookie crust and cheesecake filling to the cherry streusel topping.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 12 min
servings
total:
24 servings

What You Need

40
 square shortbread cookies, finely crushed (about 2-1/2 cups)
2
Tbsp.  butter
3
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, divided
1/2
cup  sugar
2
 eggs
1
tsp.  almond extract
1
can  (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1/2
cup  PLANTERS Sliced Almonds

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

MIX cookie crumbs, butter and 4 oz. cream cheese with mixer until blended. Reserve 1-1/4 cups crumb mixture; press remaining onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 10 min.; cool.

BEAT remaining cream cheese, sugar, eggs and extract until blended. Spread over crust; top with pie filling. Combine nuts and reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over pie filling.

BAKE 30 to 32 min. or until edges are lightly browned.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
How to Store
Keep refrigerated.
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