Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Spotted this simple recipe in my Food Network Magazine. I thought it would make a great Sunday dessert.  We all loved this one.  Enjoy!!

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Ingredients

Crust

3 cups ground chocolate graham crackers (I used chocolate chip cookies that were in my freezer.  I put in food processor and pulsed until they were crumbs.)
1/4 cup sugar
8 Tablespoons butter, melted

Filling

3-8 ounce packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese (not NON fat)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup strawberry jam, warmed

Directions for Crust

  1.  Line a 13×9 inch baking dish with foil, leaving a 2 inch overhang on two sides.  Coat the foil with cooking spray.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix crumbs, butter and sugar together.  Press into prepared pan, bake 10 minutes.  Let cool completely.  (Since I used cookies I previously made I had to bake a bit longer.)

Directions for Filling

  1.  In stand up mixer beat cream cheese and sugar  until smooth.
  2. Beat in 2 eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
  3. Spread filling over completely cooled crust.
  4. Swirl warmed strawberry jam into batter.
  5. Bake until the edges are set but the center is still loose, about 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool, then chill in refrigerator to set.

That’s it.  Another Simple and Delicious dessert!!

 

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