Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake Bars

Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake Bars

These cranberry-orange cheesecake bars are a favorite around the holidays or any time of the year!
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

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

    Combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in flour and walnuts until crumbly. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish.
  3. Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, combine cream cheese and white sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add cranberries, orange juice, eggs, orange zest, and vanilla extract, mix until well combined. Spread cream cheese filling onto cooled crust.
  5. Step 5

    Bake until surface of cheesecake is firm except for a small spot in the center that will jiggle when the pan is gently shaken, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack, and allow the cheesecake to cool at room temperature, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until completely chilled, 4 hours to overnight.
  6. Step 6

    Cut into 12 bars and serve.