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Raspberry Cheesecake Bars (lighter recipe)

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

The same full flavor of our best raspberry and cheesecake bar in a lighter recipe. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup margarine, softened
1/3
cup light corn syrup
2 1/2
packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) , softened
2
eggs
2
egg whites
1
cup light corn syrup
2
teaspoons vanilla
3/4
cup raspberry or strawberry jam
Powdered sugar, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 2
    Beat flour, granulated sugar, salt, margarine, 1/3 cup corn syrup and 1/2 package cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until dough forms. Press evenly in pan.
  • 3
    Beat remaining 2 packages cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs and egg whites until well blended. Beat in 1 cup corn syrup and the vanilla until smooth. Pour over dough.
  • 4
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until edges are light golden brown and filling is set (filling may appear puffy). Stir jam; spread over hot bars. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled.
  • 5
    For 36 bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving. Refrigerate any remaining bars.

Expert Tips

Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add salt.

To ensure recipe success, do not use vegetable oil spreads.

Be a cut above the rest! Use a wet knife to cut cheesecake bars, wiping it clean after each cut.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
20 mg
Sodium
150 mg
Potassium
35 mg
Total Carbohydrate
21 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
3 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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