Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

3/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
1/3 c. light corn syrup
1/4 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt

1 lb. cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. light corn syrup
3/4 c. strawberry jam

Base: In a bowl, beat butter, corn syrup and sugar until smooth. Blend in flour and salt until a dough forms. Press evenly into prepared pan.

Topping: In another bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Beat in syrup. Spread evenly over dough. Bake in preheated oven 325* for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and topping is set. Place pan on a rack.

Stir jam until smooth. Spread evenly over hot topping. Cool for 30 minutes then chill 3 hours, or overnight, before cutting bars. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Use a 9x13 inch pan well greased.

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