Crazzberry Cheesecake Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened (recommended: Philadelphia brand)

Topping:

1/2 cup Art of Chipotle Crazzberry Fiesta Sauce or more to taste.

Preheat oven.  Prepare 8 inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine butter and sugar, blend well.  Measure flour by lightly spooning into measuring cup; level off.  Add flour, mix until crumbly and press into bottom of prepared pan.

Bake 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients; beat well.

Remove pan from oven; pour filling over crust evenly.  By spoonfuls, dollop Crazzberry sauce over filling.  Carefully run tip of spoon over filling to swirl sauce being very careful not to disturb crust.

Return pan to oven; bake another 15 minutes or until filling is set.  Cool.  Refrigerate 30 minutes, cut into bars.  Store in refrigerator.

9 servings

Nutrition (per serving):  346 calories, 172 calories from fat, 19.6 g total fat, 75.5 mg cholesterol, 111.5 mg sodium, 64.5 mg potassium, 39.5 g carbohydrates, 1.1 g fiber, 25.4 g sugar, 4.1 g protein.