I was asked to make a dessert for a bake sale at my internship. Most everything had been spoken for and when my supervisor mentioned cheesecake I thought bars would be much more appropriate. They are perfectly portioned for a bake sale and much easier to package. I never got to taste one of these, but I got wonderful reviews. I guess I’ll just have to make them again! 🙂
1/3 Cup Butter, softened
1/3 Cup packed brown sugar
1/3 Cup chopped walnuts (omitted)
1 Cup siften all-purpose flour
1/4 Cup white sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
To make the pastry, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the flour and nuts (if using) and stir until mixture becomes crumbly. Press the mixture into an 8 inch square baking dish and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
To make the filling, beat together the white sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the egg, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla mixing well. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over baked crust.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Keep regrigerated.