Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake Bars


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 55 mins
12 bars


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 6 tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Cut into 12 bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
25g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 115mg 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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