Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

Cheesecake Cranberry Bars

"I like to serve these wonderful bars as one of the desserts for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone always goes back for seconds! --Kris Lehman"
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1 h 5 m servings
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Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for the topping. Stir in chips to the remaining mixture. With floured fingers, press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light. Add the milk, lemon juice and vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour over the crust. Combine the cornstarch and cranberry sauce until blended. Spoon over the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the reserved crust mixture.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool for 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate.

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I made these bars using leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. They are easy to make. This is definitely not really a kid-friendly dessert; the bars are tangy and semi-sweet. The crust gives the...

Most helpful critical review

Eh, it was ok. Its a lot easier to make than an actual cheesecake tho.

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I made these bars using leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce. They are easy to make. This is definitely not really a kid-friendly dessert; the bars are tangy and semi-sweet. The crust gives the...

I have made these many times and they get rave reviews. The cranberry's tartness, the sweetness of the condensed milk, the smoothness of the cream cheese, and the oatmeal crust make for an awes...

Tasted good but the crust stuck to the bottom of the pan, despite spraying before baking.

Eh, it was ok. Its a lot easier to make than an actual cheesecake tho.

Great recipe - I brought them to a holiday potluck, and didn't have any to bring home! I did make one change: I added a cup of pureed pumpkin to the cheesecake mixture, to give it more color an...

This is a wonderful recipe. Sometimes when I make it, I use fresh cranberry sauce that I make (recipe on the bag) and let cool. The cream cheese gives these bars a smooth taste, and they freeze ...

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