Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

Tangy raspberries shine through an almond-laced cream cheese bar.

20 min.prep time 3:55total time
32 bars
151 Rating

Ingredients

Crust

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Topping

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup fresh or frozen red raspberries
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter and 1/3 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Press mixture onto bottom of  lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 12-16 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.

Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and cornstarch in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed.

Sprinkle raspberries over hot, partially baked crust. Pour cream cheese mixture over berries; sprinkle with almonds. Bake 20-25 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Run knife around outside edge of bars. Cool completely. Refrigerate bars at least 2 hours before cutting. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

If using frozen raspberries, completely thaw and drain on paper towels before using.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 160

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #12445©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I was trying it out because my mom likes cheese cake. This has turned out to be one of the best cheese cake type recipes I have made. Excellent!

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