Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Cherry Vanilla Cheesecake Bars
In a food processor pulse together until crumbly (or simply cut the butter through the flour and sugar with a pastry knife or two butter knives held between your fingers)
1 cup flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup cold butter
Save a 1/2 cup of this crumble mixture to sprinkle over the top later. Press the rest of the crumble mixture into the bottom of a greased or parchment lined 9x9 inch square baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes while preparing the cheesecake filling.
Beat together until smooth and fluffy
1 cup cream cheese (8 oz or 250 grams by weight)
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup white sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup glace cherries
Spread the cheesecake mixture evenly onto the pre-baked cookie base and sprinkle the reserved cookie crumble over the surface; bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving. Refrigerate to store. Enjoy!