Apricot Cheesecake Bars

Apricot Cheesecake Bars

Another one of my dad's dee-licious dessert concoctions! An easy shortbread crust with cheesecake-like batter, topped with a tangy apricot spread. I call this recipe "bars," my dad calls it "pie," neither is really correct. But, for lack of a better description, I'll have to stick with what we've got...
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Process shortbread cookies in the bowl of a food processor until finely ground. Press into a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Step 3

    Beat eggs and sugar together in a bowl. Add ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Stir in apricots and spread over crust.
  4. Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until puffed up and the edges are slightly brown, about 40 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, combine sour cream and apricot jam in a bowl. Set aside.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the cheesecake from the oven and spread jam topping on top while still hot. Chill until set, 1 to 2 hours. Cut into 24 bars.