Cardamom Cheesecake Bars

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

Serves: 16
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)

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