Salty with a side of sweet -- this nutty Christmas bar recipe is topped with green and red maraschino cherries.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
25 mins at 350°
Servings:
24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For crust, combine flour and brown sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Reserve 3/4 cup of the crust mixture for topping. Press remaining crust mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.

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  • For filling, combine cream cheese, egg, granulated sugar, milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and almond extract in a small mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped red and green cherries. Pour filling over the partially baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved nut mixture.

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  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown and set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Makes 24 bars.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 26mg; sodium 59mg; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 0g; protein 2g.
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