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Cranberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe


Cranberry Cheesecake Bars              


1 Package Pillsbury Plus cake mix
1/2 Cup softened margarine or butter,
1 egg
1/4 Cup chopped pecans


8 oz. Package softened cream cheese
1/4 Cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 egg
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce (10 oz. size )

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, margarine ,egg and beat at low speed with electric mixer until crumbly. Add pecans and mix well. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes or until crust is set, crust will not be browned.

In smaller bowl, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and egg; beat until smooth. Add the nutmeg to the cranberry sauce and blend well. Carefully pour cream cheese mixture over crust. Spoon cranberry sauce in 3 rows lengthwise in pan.

Pull a knife through the cranberry sauce and into cream cheese mixture to form swirls. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is set. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Makes 36 bars.

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