French Apricot Cream Cheese Bars

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

Try any flavor of preserves in these delicous bars.

Top Review by julesstracener

This is an excellent bar. Very easy to make. I follow the recipe exactly and it comes out perfect every time. I make these every year as part of my Christmas cookie assortment and they are always the first to go.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Generously grease 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, margarine and egg; mix with fork until crumbly.
  4. Gently spoon 1 1/2 cups into measuring cup; set aside for topping.
  5. Press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  7. Spread preserves evenly over crust.
  8. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg; beat until smooth.
  9. Spread evenly over preserves.
  10. Sprinkle reserved topping mixture over cream cheese.
  11. Bake at 350° for 28-30 minutes or until toppng is light golden brown.
  12. Chill before serving. Store in refrigerator.

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