Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 18 ounces red raspberry preserves
  • 1/3 cup chopped slivered almonds
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Press three-fourths of the mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-13 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Spread over crust. Drop preserves by spoonfuls over cream cheese mixture; carefully spread evenly. Combine almonds and remaining oat mixture; sprinkle over preserves.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set and edges are golden brown. Cool before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.