Cream Cheese Apple Oatmeal Bars

Total Time
1hr 7mins
30 mins
37 mins

Got this recipe out of a garage sale-find cookbook which was put out by the Crisco Co. It's very versatile in that you can add or subtract topping ingredients as you like. I thought peaches might be interesting to try.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and mix well. Add Crisco and cut in until it's crumbly. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture and press remainder into a sprayed 9x13 pan.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes, cool slightly.
  4. In a mixer bowl, combine cream cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup of sugar, and vanilla. Mix til smooth and spread evenly over oat crust.
  5. Combine apple, raisins (if desired) and almond extract. Stir.
  6. Add spices and 2 T. of sugar and sprinkle over cheese mixture.
  7. Return to oven and bake an additional 25 minutes or til golden. Cool completely and cut into bars.