Raspberry-Cheesecake Bars

Recipe by F-16 momma
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 32
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds.
  • Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Set aside 1/2 cup crumb mixture for topping.
  • For crust, press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or till the edges are golden.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and almond extract till smooth.
  • Spread over the hot crust.
  • Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Spread preserves over cream cheese mixture.
  • In a small bowl, combine the reserved crumb mixture, coconut and sliced almonds-sprinkle over preserves.
  • Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes more.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  • Chill for 3 hours before cutting into bars.
  • Store in the fridge.
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