Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars for Slygirl

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Just Cher

Recently I received a package from my friend and swap partner who sent me a lovely jar of black Raspberry preserves. These preserves were too special not to put into a recipe. I adapted a recipe I had that called for apricot preserves and in the end the results were a very pretty and wonderful dessert. Hope you enjoy as much as my family and I did

Top Review by Bev

These bars are really quite good, Cher! I substituted Smucker's Blackberry Jam for the raspberry and the results were fantastic! Otherwise, I prepared as instructed following all the steps as Cher listed. I loved the almond addition in the topping adding a nice crunchy texture! Quite delicious and devoured by all!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Press three fourths of the mixture into a greased 13x9 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 11-13 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar.
  6. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  7. Spread over crust.
  8. Drop preserves by spoonfuls over cream cheese mixture, spreading carefully and evenly.
  9. Combine almonds and remaining oat mixture.
  10. Sprinkle over preserves.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set and edges are golden brown.
  12. Cool before cutting.
  13. Store in the refrigerator.

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