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Holiday Cherry Cheese Bars

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Walnut pieces, divided
  • 1 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c Firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c Butter flavor crisco
  • 1/2 c Flake coconut
  • 16 oz Cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 c Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 21 oz Cherry pie filling; can


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 x 2" baking pan with Butter Flavor
Crisco. Set aside. Chop 1/2 cup nuts, coarsely for topping. Set aside. Chop
remaining 1/2 cup nuts, finely. For Crust: Combine flour and brown sugar.
Cut in Butter Flavor Crisco until fine crumbs form. Add 1/2 cup finely
chopped nuts and coconut. Mix well. Remove 1/2 cup. Set aside. Press
remaining crumbs in bottom of pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes,
until edges are lightly browned. For Filling: Beat cream cheese, granulated
sugar, eggs and vanilla in a small bowl at medium speed of electric mixer
until smooth. Spread over hot baked crust. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes
longer. Spread cherry pie filling over cheese layer. Combine reserved
coarsely chopped nuts and reserved crumbs. Sprinkle, evenly, over cherries.
Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes longer. Cool. Refrigerate several hours.
Cut into bars, about 2 x 1 1/2".

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