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
Method
  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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42 Comments

  1. van p

    Apple definitely is my favorite filling.

    Reply
  2. Susan Johnson

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

    Reply
    • Susan Johnson

      My favorite pie filling is cherry or raspberry.

      Reply
  3. Lindsey DeWoody

    Apple!!

    Reply
  4. Nancy A.

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

    Reply
  5. Laura

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

    Reply
  6. Linda Prater

    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.

    Reply
  7. angelina

    Cherry and blueberry are my favorite fillings

    Reply
  8. Susan DeVaux

    Cherry!!

    Reply
  9. Vera K

    My favorite is apple pie.

    Reply
  10. Sandy Headtke

    Cherry is my favorite

    Reply
  11. candace

    i love cherry pie 🙂

    Reply
  12. Maribeth M

    Cherry pie filling, for sure! 🙂

    Reply
  13. Janet Senk

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

    Reply
  14. Jessica T

    Apple!!

    Reply
  15. Carol K

    Cherry is the Best!

    Reply
  16. MaryB

    Raspberry or apple are my favorites…

    Reply
  17. Cindy

    This recipe looks amazing! Love apples and cranberry together!

    Reply
  18. Natasha

    I love apple pie!!

    Reply
  19. Michelle P.

    Wow! yummy!

    Reply
  20. Rebecca G

    My favorite pie filling is Cherry.

    Reply
  21. Kat

    It has to be pecan pie!

    Reply
  22. Sandofthesun

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

    Reply
  23. Sandofthesun

    I will be making these for thanksgiving!

    Reply
  24. Jeanne

    This looks decadent ! TFS

    Reply
  25. Heidi

    I would have to go with apple pie!

    Reply
  26. Mary Ellen

    I’m making this TOMORROW !!!

    Reply
  27. Mary Ellen

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

    Reply
  28. Erika W.

    I love the cherry pie filling on top of my mom’s cheesecake! Best dessert ever!

    Reply
  29. Cindy A.

    My favorite is chocolate.

    Reply
  30. Mary Rawlings

    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.

    Reply
    • JInxie

      also SO HAPPY about no eggs! Low cholesterol for me – egg less for my husband.

      Reply
  31. Claudia Mora

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

    Reply
  32. Marta

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

    Reply
  33. Liz

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

    Reply

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