Monday, March 29, 2010

Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

I am proud to say I made this recipe up. They are pretty good, if I do say so myself.

1 cup butter, soft
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 small jar raspberry jam
1 cup quick oats
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream cheese layer:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk

powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar together, add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour. Press all but 1 cup of mixture in a greased 9x9 square pan. Mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together and pour over crust (I didn't pour quite the whole mixture). Spread raspberry jam over cream cheese layer (again, I used about 2/3 the jar - just use what you prefer).

With the 1 cups of crust you set aside, add 1/2 cup quick oats and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Mix until crumbly and sprinkle over raspberry layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool and drizzle with glaze.
I think this recipe would double perfectly for a 9x13 pan. Since I didn't end up using the entire jar or jam or cream cheese mixture, I would keep those the same amount and just double the crust and crumb topping. Next time I will double it and update this post on how it turned out.