Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

Great for Christmas dessert!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Cream together soft butter and icing sugar until fluffy.
  2. Gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) flour.
  3. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch (3.5 L) baking pan.
  4. Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees (160 degrees C). In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  6. Gradually beat in condensed milk until smooth.
  7. Stir in ReaLemon.
  8. Pour over prepared crust.
  9. In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoons (15 mL) of the brown sugar and cornstarch; mix well.
  10. Stir in cranberry sauce. Spoon evenly over cheese mixture. In medium mixing bowl, combine remaining brown sugar and 1/3 cup (75 mL) flour.
  11. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  12. Stir in nuts.
  13. Sprinkle evenly over cranberry mixture.
  14. Bake 45 to 50 minute or until bubbly and golden.
  15. Cool.
  16. Serve warm or chilled.
  17. Cover leftovers; refrigerate.
Most Helpful

Very delicious! I took it to a church breakfast, and it disappeared...! The crust is like a buttery shortbread. Mine did about 60 minutes at 325. I used rolled oats instead of nuts in the topping. The bars hold together nicely, as the cream cheese layer firms up in the oven.

J-Lynn April 20, 2014

very tasty, easy to make & everyone loved this square. TIP- use floured fingers to press the first layer into the pan.

magreg December 19, 2009