Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

White chocolate, cream cheese, and pie filling are the perfect combination in these easy to make Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Bars.

White chocolate, cream cheese, and pie filling are the perfect combination in these easy to make Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Bars.

We don’t turn down any kind of cheesecake at my house.  In fact, it’s one of the only desserts the Tall Boy ever requests and/or eats more than one serving of.  But quite honestly, I don’t make cheesecake that often because it tends to be fairly time-consuming and I don’t always possess the amount of baking patience that I should.

But a cheesecake bar?  Now that I can handle.

White chocolate, cream cheese, and pie filling are the perfect combination in these easy to make Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Bars.

 Especially a cheesecake bar that also uses a can of pie filling – a can of apple cranberry pie filling, at that!

I got a little giddy when I was at the grocery store this weekend and spotted bags and bags of cranberries – I picked up two bags and I’ve already used ’em both.  I’m kind of crazy over cranberries – anyone else??

White chocolate, cream cheese, and pie filling are the perfect combination in these easy to make Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Bars.

Any flavor of pie filling would work in these cheesecake bars, but I loved that this pie filling from Lucky Leaf combined two of my favorite fall flavors in one!

What’s your favorite flavor of pie filling?

Apple Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
 
Serves: 24 to 30 bars
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups oats (I used old-fashioned, but quick oats will also work)
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (21-ounce) can Lucky Leaf Apple Cranberry Pie Filling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut butter into chunks and add to flour mixture, cutting in with a pastry blender or forks until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the white chocolate chips. Measure out 2½ cups of the mixture and set aside.
  3. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of your baking pan, pressing firmly with floured fingers.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Pour over the crust.
  5. Spoon pie filling over the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle the reserved flour mixture on top.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover; and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Notes
adapted from Nestle

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XO, Ashley

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Comments

  1. Apple definitely is my favorite filling.

  2. Susan Johnson says:

    This look delicious. I will have to try it soon.

  3. Lindsey DeWoody says:

    Apple!!

  4. Love cherry or apple the most. Have never tried to make my own as I am intimidated by the crust!

  5. Try to always have the apple and cherry in the pantry-my favorites.

  6. Linda Prater says:

    My fav is cherry but this apple/cranberry could just move cherry over a bit. I haven’t tried it really but sounds good I’ll be looking for a can of it, perfect season to try it.

  7. Cherry and blueberry are my favorite fillings

  8. Ahhh! I love these cheesecake bars, Ashley! I got the same pie filling and spent so long debating what to make with it. I mean, really, you can’t go wrong with apples + cranberries, but you truly hit the nail on the delicious head by making these bars! I can already taste their tart and sweetness. Swooning!
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  9. Susan DeVaux says:

    Cherry!!

  10. My favorite is apple pie.

  11. Sandy Headtke says:

    Cherry is my favorite

  12. i love cherry pie 🙂

  13. Maribeth M says:

    Cherry pie filling, for sure! 🙂

  14. I love your recipes and would love to win this set. Thank you.

  15. Apple!!

  16. I like apple pie in the fall/winter but my real favorite pie filling is strawberry rhubarb.
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  17. Cherry is the Best!

  18. Raspberry or apple are my favorites…

  19. This recipe looks amazing! Love apples and cranberry together!

  20. it looks yummy!
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  21. I love apple pie!!

  22. Michelle P. says:

    Wow! yummy!

  23. My favorite pie filling is Cherry.

  24. Mmmm….these sounds so yummy!!

  25. Those look amazing! Love apple and cranberry in one glorious cheesecake bar!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Pecan Cheesecake PieMy Profile

  26. It has to be pecan pie!

  27. Sandofthesun says:

    I will be making these for thanksgiving! Yummy!!!!

  28. I will be making these for thanksgiving!

  29. This looks decadent ! TFS

  30. I would have to go with apple pie!

  31. Mary Ellen says:

    I’m making this TOMORROW !!!

  32. Mary Ellen says:

    It’s a toss up between Apple and Cherry (love both ala mode)…but if I HAD to pick one…it would be cherry 🙂

  33. These bars look great, I just love anything with apples in it!
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  34. I love the cherry pie filling on top of my mom’s cheesecake! Best dessert ever!

  35. My favorite is chocolate.

  36. So perfect for the holidays too. It’s a little more complicated for desert than I normally can handle, but given the way it looks, I say it deserves a try 🙂
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  37. Mary Rawlings says:

    Hi Ashley. You’ve had a lot of positive comments on this recipe. I was excited to see that it’s eggless! My husband is allergic to eggs so I often get frowny face when I scroll down and find “one egg, two eggs” etc. as I read recipes that look delicious. Thanks so much! Will be trying these.

  38. Claudia Mora says:

    Can I use real cranberries? I have a box of fresh cranberries.

  39. What can I use instead of the filling? I’m italian and they don’t sell it :/
    Thank you! 🙂

  40. Love all your recipes. Cherry pie filling is my favorite.

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