Monday, January 4, 2010

Cream Cheese Cranberry Bars

It's such a pretty morning here. It's snowing pretty good and schools are on a 2 hour delay so far so I've got a little bit of time to play on the computer before I need to get my oldest up and off to school.

That is, unless they decide to cancel it for the day. (Keeping fingers crossed!)

This recipe is one that my Dad sampled over the holidays and really liked so he asked for the recipe. I love cranberry and cream cheese so the two together were delicious.

Cream Cheese Cranberry Bars

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oats
3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
16 oz. can of whole cranberry sauce
2 tbsp. cornstarch

Combine flour, oats, 3/4 cup sugar and butter till crumbly.
Set aside 1 1/2 cups of this mixture for the topping and press the remaining mixture in the bottom of a greased 13 X 9 pan.
Bake 15 minutes or till lightly browned at 350°.
While that is baking, beat cream cheese till fluffy.
Add sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.
Spread this over baked crust.
Combine cranberry, corn starch and 1 tbsp. sugar in another bowl & mix well.
Pour this over the cheese layer.
Top with reserved crumbs.
Bake 45 minutes or till golden.
Cool, cut and refrigerate leftovers.



School just called and said they are cancelled today due to the snow.
We could all go outside today and play, however, several of us have nasty colds so I guess we'll just admire the snow from indoors where it's nice and warm.
Enjoy your day!


Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Good Monday morning Jessica! Schools here are on a two hour delay so I've got a few minutes this morning to play on line too! The forecast is 2-4 more inches of the white stuff and cold, cold, cold temps today! I am so ready for Spring! Those cream cheese cranberry bars sound so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a great day and stay warm!!

Carmen C. said...

Those sound and look delicious! Hope you all get over the colds soon so you can go play in the snow:)

Farmchick said...

Oh my...............that sounds SOOO good! I LOVE anything with creamcheese, condensed milk and lemon (kind of cheesecakish) and I LOVE cranberries! Now, how am I supposed to lose weight if I make these?!?!? lol Thanks for stopping by my blog....Happy New Year to you and yours! :)

Beth at Mehitable Puddington's Cupboard said...

Yum, Yum. :)

I liked snowdays when my children were in school, everyone home all safe and warm. Enjoy!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Yes, stay inside and nibble on those cranberry bars!!! That is so pretty it would be wonderful for a Valentine's Day brunch, too...

gtyyup said...

I'm sure this is delicious and I've got all the makings!

Enjoy your "snow day!"