Cheesecake Bars

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Cheesecake Bars

Course: Sweets
Sweets Sub-Category: Cookies
You don’t have to save cheesecake for a birthday dinner- these bars and most delicious when served frozen and topped with seasonal fruit.
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Ingredients

Graham Crust

  • 6 ounces Butter 168g, 1-1/2 sticks
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 112g
  • 2-1/2 tbsp Honey 56g
  • 1-1/4 cups All purpose flour 162g
  • 1/3 cup Whole wheat flour 45g
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 2g
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon 8g

Cheesecake

  • 1-1/2 package Cream cheese 12 ounces, 336g
  • 1/3 cup Sugar 80g
  • 2 tbsp Flour 16g
  • 3 tbsp Heavy cream or whole milk yogurt 75g
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Yolk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract 4g

Instructions

Graham Crust

  • Cream the butter, brown sugar and honey until light and creamy.
  • Add the flours, salt and cinnamon and mix until just combined.
  • Roll between two sheets of parchment paper until quite thin. Peel off the top parchment paper and slide the dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F until golden and crisp.
  • You’ll have more than what you need, so go ahead and snack. Pulse the cookies in a food processor or beat (in a bag with a rolling pin) with a little softened butter until you can pick up the crumbs and squeeze them together.
  • Press the crumbs into a parchment paper lined pan; 8″x8″ for thicker bars or 10×10″ for thinner ones. Set aside and make your batter. Turn the oven down to 280 F.

Cheesecake

  • Cream the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand held mixer until very smooth. If the cream cheese is cold, this make take a few extra minutes.
  • Add the flour, eggs and cream and mix until smooth once more. Add the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the batter over the crust. Place the cake pan on top of a cookie sheet and bake at 280F until just set in the center. Turn the oven off and let the cake cool for a few minutes with the oven open before moving it.
  • Once the cheesecake has cooled, place it in the freezer overnight. Cut the squares when still frozen and top with desired fruit or jam.