Apricot Cheesecake Bars

Apricot Cheesecake Bars

 

Prep Time: 25 min

 Total Time: 4 hr 5 min

Servings: 64

Ingredients:

 

2

cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
 
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
 
1/4
cup granulated sugar
 
1/3
cup light corn syrup
 
1/2
teaspoon salt
 
2
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
 
3
eggs
 
1
cup light corn syrup
 
2
teaspoons vanilla
 
3/4
cup apricot preserves
 
 
Powdered sugar, if desired
 
Directions:
 
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Beat flour, butter, granulated sugar, 1/3 cup corn syrup and the salt in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until dough forms. Press evenly in pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl on medium speed until smooth. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in 1 cup corn syrup and the vanilla until smooth. Pour over dough.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until edges are light golden brown and filling is set (filling may appear puffy.) Stir preserves; spread over hot bars. Refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled.
  4. For 64 bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows; cut bars diagonally in half. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving. Store covered in refrigerator.
 
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