If you love cheesecake but are too intimidated by it to bake one, then this recipe is for YOU! No baking in sight! There's a little stove top cooking but you can eliminate that too, by using canned pie filling for the topping, if you want! This is SO easy and SO yummy! I made it and IT Guy had two pieces right outta the gate...and he's not even that much of a cheesecake fan. So yay! Yep...you gotta try this...and soon!
Raspberry Cheesecake Bars
Graham Cracker Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
7 tablespoons of butter ~ melted
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Press into a 8x8 or a 9x9 inch pan. Chill.
2 8-ounce blocks cream cheese ~ room temp
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
Add powdered sugar and mix well.
Add the heavy cream and vanilla and beat until thick, about 3-5 minutes.
Gently spread filling over the chilled crust.
Topping: (or use a can of pie filling instead)
cups fresh or frozen raspberries ~ reserve 1/2 cup for the finished
topping as raspberries will break down in the cooking process.
2/3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium/high heat for 5 - 10 minutes until sauce becomes thick.
Strain raspberries through a fine mesh strainer to eliminate the seeds.
Gently stir in reserved raspberries.
Allow to cool then gently spread over cheesecake.
Chill for 3-4 hours until set.
Slice into bars.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!