Oh man!! I made this at Thanksgiving and I've made it before a few times, but honestly, if you don't have someone else to share them with… well, I'm just warning you, you will eat them all. You won't be able to help yourself!!!
PS….. Here I would usually add a photo….. but we ate them all…..!!! ( the bars, not the photos! Silly!!)
Merry Berry Cheese Bars from Eagle Family Foods, Inc.
2 cups unsifted lour
1 ½ cups oats
¾ cup + 1 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 ( 8oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can Condensed Milk
¼ cup Lemon Juice
1 (16oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce
2 tbsp corn starch
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With mixer beat flour, oats, ¾ cup sugar and butter until crumbly. Set aside 1 ½ cups mixture, press remaining mixture on bottom of greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake 15 mins or until lightly browned.
With mixer beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in condensed milk until smooth, stir in Lemon juice. Spread over baked crust. Combine cranberry sauce, corn starch and remaining 1 tbsp sugar. Spoon over cheese layer. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake 45 mins or until golden. Cool and cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. The recipe suggests you cut these into large bars and serve with ice cream (!! Are you KIDDING me?!? ) but they are sooo rich that I cut them into 2" squares and we devour them unadulterated!