Apple Golden Raisin Cheesecake Bars
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
1 -1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
3/4 cup butter
2 pkg. (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in large bowl; mix well. Cut in butter with fork until crumbs form. Reserve 1 cup mixture.
Spray 13x9 inch baking pan with Crisco No-Stick Cooking Spray. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 350ºF for 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is set. Do not brown. Place on cooling rack.
Combine cream cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Spread evenly over crust.
Combine apples and raisins in medium bowl. Add almond extract; stir. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice; mix well. Top cream cheese mixture evenly with apple mixture; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over top. Bake at 350ºF for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden. Place on cooling rack; cool completely. Cut into bars.