Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Long ago, it became a tradition for me to put a delectable dessert up on this site in honor of my birthday. I couldn't break that tradition this year, even though I don't write here nearly as often. Even though cheesecake has become one of my favorite desserts in the last couple of years, I didn't actually make these bars for my birthday. I made them about a month ago for a dinner party, but they are festive and special enough for any kind of occasion.

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Ingredients

  • Long ago, it became a tradition for me to put a delectable dessert up on this site in honor of my birthday. I couldn't break that tradition this year, even though I don't write here nearly as often. Even though cheesecake has become one of my favorite desserts in the last couple of years, I didn't actually make these bars for my birthday. I made them about a month ago for a dinner party, but they are festive and special enough for any kind of occasion.
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
  • (Adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T's and Mel's Kitchen Cafe)
  • Makes 9 large bars
  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • For the cheesecake Filling:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4-1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • For the streusel topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
Read the whole recipe on Dishing Up Delights