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Merry Berry Cheese Bars

Merry Berry Cheese Bars
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Merry Berry Cheese Bars

2 cups unsifted flour
1 1/2 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned)
3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine softened
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese softened
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle*Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1/4 cup Lemon Juice from concentrate
1 (16 oz.) can whole berry cranberry sauce
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

With mixer, beat flour, oats, 3/4 cup sugar & butter until crumbly.

Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the above mixture.

Press remaining mixture on bottom of greased 13" x 9" baking pan.

Bake 15 mins. or until lightly browned.

With mixer, beat cheese until fluffy.

Gradually beat in Eagle*Brand until smooth

Stir in lemon juice & spread over crust.

Combine cranberry sauce, corn starch & 1 Tbsp. sugar.

Spoon over cheese layer & top with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake 45 mins. or until golden.

Cool & cut into bars...refrigerate leftovers.

TIP: Cut into large squares, serve warm & top w/ice cream


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