Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

I was randomly watching a recipe segment of the news the other day and this is one of the recipes that was featured. It looked really good and easy so I decided to make it last night. It was really easy to make and it turned out so yummy! This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
(from: ksl 5- Becky Low)
  • 1 package (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 packages (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1 1/4 cups whole berry cranberry sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13 cake pan with non-stick spray.

Stir together cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, softened butter and 1 egg until crumbly; stir in chopped nuts; press mixture evenly into bottom of prepared cake pan.

Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 eggs until smooth and creamy; spread cream cheese mixture over crust.

Stir cranberry sauce and spoon in rows down the length of the pan. Using a butter knife, gently swirl cranberry and cream cheese.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until cream cheese is set and crust is cooked. Cool before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers.

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