December 21, 2010

Holiday Cheer - Cranberry Cheese Squares

A bar cookie...the best kind, cause they are so quick to make.

Cranberry Cheese Squares


2 c all-purpose flour
1 ½ c quick cook oatmeal
¾ c plus 1 tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
2 sticks butter, softened
1 (8-oz pkg) cream cheese, softened
1 (14-oz can) sweetened condensed milk
¼ c lemon juice
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 (16-oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce


Preheat oven to 350⁰. In a large bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, ¾ cup brown sugar and butter. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 ½ cups crumb mixture.

Press remaining mixture into a greased 13X9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.

In medium bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in milk until smooth, add lemon juice. Spread evenly over baked crust. In another medium bowl, combine cranberry sauce, cornstarch and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Spoon over cheese layer. Top with reserve crumb mixture.

Bake 40 minutes or until golden. Cool. Cute into squares. Store covered in refrigerator. 

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. - W. T. Ellis

1 comment:

robynl said...

I have to make this recipe; I love cranberries and even have the tin of Condensed milk and cranberries on hand. Thanks for this recipe.