Fruity Cheesecake Bars

Fruity Cheesecake Bars
Servings: 12 Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins Cook 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 30 gingersnap cookies
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 apples (any variety), peeled, cored, diced
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In food processor, pulse cookies and 3 tablespoons of the sugar until cookies are crushed. Add 5 tablespoons of the butter; pulse until moistened. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with foil. Press cookie mixture over the bottom of prepared pan.

2. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, egg and confectioners sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Spread over crust in pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add apple pieces and saute 5 minutes. In a small bowl, blend apple juice and cornstarch. Add remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and cornstarch mixture to skillet. Cook until bubbly and thickened.

4. When bar is done, pour apple mixture on top; spread smooth. Return to oven; bake 5 more minutes. Remove from oven; let cool. Refrigerate until chilled; cut in squares.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 386, Fat, total (g): 26, chol. (mg): 83, sat. fat (g): 15, carb. (g): 34, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 192, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.