Apple Cheese Bars

Recipe by Tee Lee
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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 36 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • For the crust, in a medium bowl, combine 2 cups flour, butter, 1/2 cup sugar, egg yolks and baking powder.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until combined (mixture will be crumbly).
  • Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  • For filling, in a large bowl combine shredded apples, cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup flour and the cinnamon.
  • Spread the filling evenly over the crust.
  • Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl beat the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar and softened cream cheese.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the top layer of crumb mixture.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes more or until golden brown.
  • Cool in pan, cut into bars and serve.
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