Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

1/2 cup walnuts - chopped
1 1/4 cup unsifted all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
1/2 cup flake Coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Grease bottom of 13by9 pan. Combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in Crisco. Add nuts and coconut. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping. Pat in pan evenly. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

8 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 can pie filling- cherry

Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Spread over hot baked crust. Return to oven and bake 10 minutes longer. Spread cherry pie filling over top and sprinkle with reserved crumbs and walnuts. Bake 15 minutes longer. Cool and cut into bars.

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