Cranberry Cheese Bars


These cheesecake bars made with cranberry sauce are perfect for the holidays!

close up view of Cranberry Cheese Bars on a blue plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, oats, and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of this mixture and press remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese with sweetened condensed milk until light and fluffy. Stir in lemon juice and spread mixture evenly over prepared crust. Empty cranberry sauce into a small bowl and stir in cornstarch and brown sugar. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle top with reserved crust mixture.

  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until top is golden. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
13g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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