Homemade Cranberry Cheesecake Bars: You Won’t Be Able to Stop Eating Them!

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You need go no further than these homemade cranberry cheesecake bars if you’re searching for a delectable and simple dessert recipe. You won’t be able to stop eating these, and they’re ideal for any event. Additionally, they are constructed with basic components that you probably already have on hand.

Whether you’re making a special treat for Valentine’s Day, or just looking for a delicious dessert idea, these cranberry cheesecake bars are perfect.They have a fantastic texture and are sweet and delicious.

You’ll need cream cheese and a delectable cranberry filling to make these cranberry cheesecake bars. They are prepared in a delicious cinnamon nut crust. Delicious!

Tools you will need:

I recommend to use:

-a saucepan to assemble your ingredients before cooking.

Oven gloves to better use the oven and for hand protection.

the history of cranberry cheesecake bars:

Cranberry cheesecake bars have a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. The origins of this popular dessert can be traced to the United States, where it quickly became a staple in bakeries and restaurants.

The first cranberry cheesecake bars were likely made with a simple recipe that included cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and cranberries. This combination of ingredients creates a tangy and sweet flavor that is unique to cranberry cheesecake bars.

As the popularity of cranberry cheesecake bars grew, bakers and chefs began experimenting with different variations of the recipe. Some added different types of fruit, such as blueberries or raspberries, to give the bars a different flavor. Others added nuts, such as pecans or almonds, to give the bars a crunchy texture.

In the 1960s, cranberry cheesecake bars became increasingly popular as a holiday dessert. This is likely due to the fact that cranberries are in season during the fall and winter months, making them the perfect ingredient for holiday baking.

Today, cranberry cheesecake bars can be found in a wide variety of forms, from traditional bars to mini cheesecake cups. They continue to be a popular dessert choice, particularly during the holiday season, and can be found in bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores across the United States.


Cranberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe Ingredients:

The mouthwatering Cranberry Cheesecake Bars will impress your guests.

Sugar:You’ll need sugar for the crust, filling, and cranberry cheesecake bars topping.

Butter:Butter helps bind the cookie crust together.

Cranberries:Cranberries can be used here either fresh or frozen.

Grand Marnier: The filling of cranberries and cheesecake with a dash of orange liqueur is really delicious.

Cream cheese:Use only full-fat cream cheese in this recipe.

Sour Cream:In my cheesecake filling, I’m always on team sour cream! The additional creamy texture is wonderful.

Eggs:It doesn’t taste overly eggy since there aren’t as many eggs in this cheesecake filling as you may assume.

Vanilla bean paste:Although You can substitute vanilla extract, the vanilla bean gives the filling a much richer flavor.

How to make Cranberry cheescake Bars Step By Step:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the cranberries, orange juice, and two tablespoons of granulated sugar to a boil. Then, reduce the heat. Allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly thick. Unwind a little. After transfer, process until smooth while the food processor is covered. Sediments should be collected in a basin after being strained through a fine-mesh screen; they should amount to around 1/3 cup. the blade and bowl of the processor.
  2. Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. A 13×9-inch baking pan only needs a light coating of cooking spray. With the lid on, add the oats to the food processor and pulse them until they are roughly ground. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and oats that have been crushed. Apply pressure to the bottom of the prepared pan (crust will be thin).
  3. A large bowl is used to incorporate cream cheese, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and vanilla. A mixer set to medium speed is used to combine the ingredients. Beat milk in. Add eggs and mix just till incorporated.
  4. Over the crust, spread the cream cheese mixture. By teaspoonfuls, sprinkle the cranberry mixture over the cream cheese mixture. Slightly whirl to marble.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the borders have puffed up and the center is firm. Cool the pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours before serving. Wipe the knife clean after each cut. Into bars; cut.

Baking Cranberry cheescake Bars:

When making these Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, the oven temperatures are very important. The crust should be baked at 350 °F (176 °C) for the first 15 minutes, followed by 30 minutes at 300 °F (149 °C). By preventing the eggs from overcooking and preventing cracking on top, baking the bars at a lower temperature maintains them creamy. No need for a water bath!

Making Cranberry Cheescake Bars Ahead of time:

When you’re ready to serve the cheesecake bars, remove them from the refrigerator and cut them into squares. If you have made them ahead of time, you may want to let them sit at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes to make them easier to cut.

If you’re planning to make cranberry cheesecake bars in advance, it’s important to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, but can also be frozen for up to a month.

Variations and tips of cranberry cheescake recipe:

first, soften the cream cheese. If the cream cheese is soft, the batter won’t become firm.

Cream cheese must be beaten. I suggest using cream cheese to soften the batter because, when cream cheese and eggs are combined, the batter will also soften as a result. The batter won’t harden too rapidly if you do this.

At a time, add each egg. Stir only until the eggs are added, then stop.

Bake the cheesecake until it is almost set, like this pumpkin swirl cheesecake. You can leave it in the fridge for a whole day.

Other Healthy Christmas Desserts:

How to make Whole Wheat Pie Crusts

How to make Healthy Banana Cookies

Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

How to make Healthy Fruit Pizza

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If you’re looking for a delicious and festive treat this holiday season, look no further than these homemade cranberry cheesecake bars. These rich and creamy bars are bursting with flavor, and they’re so easy to make. You won’t be able to stop eating them!

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Homemade Cranberry Cheesecake Bars: You Won’t Be Able to Stop Eating Them!

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. In a small saucepan bring cranberries, orange juice and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thick. Cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl (should have about 1/3 cup); discard solids. Wash processor bowl and blade.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. For crust, place oats in food processor; cover and process until coarsely ground. In a small bowl combine ground oats, flour, brown sugar and melted butter. Press onto bottom of the prepared pan (crust will be thin).

  3. In a large bowl beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and vanilla with a mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in milk. Stir in eggs just until combined.

  4. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust. Drop cranberry mixture by teaspoonfuls onto cream cheese mixture. Swirl slightly to marble.

  5. Bake 25 minutes or until edges are puffed and center is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours before serving. Cut into bars, wiping knife between cuts.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar

Amount Per Serving
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.3g12%
Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Cholesterol 50.1mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 14.5g5%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugars 11g
Protein 3.5g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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