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Cardamom Cheesecake Bars

Cardamom adds a fragrant touch to cheesecake bars. They would make a festive addition to a holiday dessert buffet.

Ingredients

Serves: 16

Directions
10 mins Prep time 45 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
45 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix crumbs and melted butter. Press firmly into bottom of foil-lined 9-inch square pan. Mix flour, oats, brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cardamom in medium bowl. Cut in cold butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in almonds. Set aside.

  • Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon cardamom and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add eggs; beat just until blended. Pour over crust. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over cheesecake mixture.

  • Bake 45 minutes or until center is almost set and topping is golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

  • Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Store leftover bars in refrigerator.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 236Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Sodium: 163mgProtein: 4g
  • Total Fat: 16gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 19g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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Comments

  • N. on 11/10/2013

    Looks great..can not wait to make......

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  • Beverly on 11/06/2013

    This sounds really good. I like cheesecake and I like the topping on this. This is not as heavy as a regular cheesecake. I can't wait to try this.

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