Cheesecake Cranberry Bars
(from Corey and Casey Irish and VeryBestBaking.com)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) white chocolate morsels
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Preheat: oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Combine: flour, oats and brown sugar in large bowl. Add butter; mix until crumbly. Stir in morsels. Reserve 2 1/2 cups morsel mixture for topping. With floured fingers, press remaining mixture into prepared pan.
Beat: cream cheese in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract; mix until smooth. Pour over crust. Combine cranberry sauce and cornstarch in medium bowl. Spoon over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved morsel mixture over cranberry mixture.
Bake: for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate until serving time (up to 1 day). Cut into bars.
Note: These were a huge favorite at the station, we thought it was cherry! Great for the holidays too.