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Raspberry Pecan Cream Cheese Bars

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  4 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 3 hr 5 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Layers of cream cheese and raspberry preserves melt in your mouth!

Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Jill Cox
Lincoln, Nebraska

Ingredients

Bars

1
(16.9-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury™ Pecan Swirl Quick Bread & Coffee Cake Mix
6
tablespoons butter, melted
3
eggs
3/4
cup raspberry preserves or jam
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened*
1
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened*
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
3
to 5 teaspoons water

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine quick bread mix, butter and 1 of the eggs; mix well. Spread dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan to form crust. Spread preserves over dough.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add remaining 2 eggs, 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spoon and spread mixture over preserves. In small bowl, combine swirl mix from packet and pecans from foil packet; mix well. Sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and enough water for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bars. Refrigerate 1 hour. If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries and mint sprigs. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine quick bread mix, butter and 1 of the eggs; mix well. Spread dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan to form crust. Spread preserves over dough.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add remaining 2 eggs, 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spoon and spread mixture over preserves. In small bowl, combine swirl mix from packet and pecans from foil packet; mix well. Sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 hour.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and enough water for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bars. Refrigerate 1 hour. If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries and mint sprigs. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

*Eleven ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) can be substituted for the cream cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
31g
31%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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