These cranberry-orange cheesecake bars are a favorite around the holidays or any time of the year!



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in flour and walnuts until crumbly. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.

  • Meanwhile, combine cream cheese and white sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cranberries, orange juice, eggs, orange zest, and vanilla extract, mix until well combined. Spread cream cheese filling onto cooled crust.

  • Bake until surface of cheesecake is firm except for a small spot in the center that will jiggle when the pan is gently shaken, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack, and allow the cheesecake to cool at room temperature, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until completely chilled, 4 hours to overnight.

  • Cut into 12 bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; 24.7 g total fat; 89 mg cholesterol; 177 mg sodium. 33.2 g carbohydrates; 5.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 4 stars
The crust was a bit on the thick side but it was yummy. The orange flavoring was very subtle. Next time I would add a tsp of orange extract. Thanks for the recipe. Read More