Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

These Cherry Cheesecake Bars are the perfect dessert for celebrating a special, but also easy enough to be your new everyday favorite.



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All week we try hard not to have extra treats around the house trying as a family to be healthy, but Sunday when we all gather together as a family it feels like a celebration!

The great thing about making it for Sunday dinner, is you get a yummy treat but itโ€™s gone fast so there isnโ€™t a lot of leftovers to tempt you for later.

My Cassie has always loved anything cherry for desserts and I absolutely love cheesecake! This is the best of two worlds. 

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Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients: Click to print recipe
3 cups flour
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup cold salted butter, cut into small cubes
1 egg
24 ounces whipped cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 (21 ounce) cans cherry pie filling
1 cup powdered sugar
4 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla


Cherry Cheesecake Bars



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Make the crumb: In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder. Using a fork or pastry cutter blend the butter and then the egg into the flour mixture. The dough will be crumbly. Press half the dough into the pan with your hands, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, and then let cool.
  • Make the filling: In a different bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, and the sugar until smooth. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust, make sure itโ€™s even. Spoon the cherry pie filling over the cream cheese mixture. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the cherry layer.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Cool completely before adding the glaze.
  • Make the glaze: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over the bars and let set.

Recipes like this one remind me of something my cute grandma would make and it feels like home!





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17 thoughts on “Cherry Cheesecake Bars”

  1. visitingfrom wow me wednesday linky. THis sounds like the perfect thing Ihave been looking for. I love cherries and cheesecake, but making a cheese cake just never turns out "right". I'll give these a try…and great for taking to my daughters!

  2. My mouth is watering. This looks super easy, and great for a crowd too. Stopping by from the Bajan Texan… would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. Your Cherry Cheesecake Bars look yummy! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Oh my these look DELISH! Thank you for linking up to Party Under the Big Top, the #BigTopBlogParty! So happy you were able to join in on the fun this week!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus

  5. Oh this looks soooo yummy and thank you for sharing it at my Show and Share Party. I wanted to feature this recipe this week, but I don't see a link back to my blog at the end of the post ๐Ÿ™


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