Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temp
2 cups white chocolate chunks
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
14 ounce sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cranberry sauce (recipe follows)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
In large bowl, combine flour, oats, and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly and then stir in white chocolate. Set aside two and 1/2 cups of this mixture to use for the topping later. Press the rest into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan to form a crust.
In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Add in sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla and beat again until smooth and creamy. Pour over crust.
Stir together cranberry sauce and corn starch with a fork. I know it seems like it won't stir together before you get started but it is really very easy. Spread this over the top of the cream cheese mixture and then sprinkle the reserved crumbs over the top of that.
Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes or until center is set.
Cool completely (but they are delicious warm! Don't ask me how I know this...). Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into bars and enjoy!
12 oz cranberries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup white sugar
Combine cranberries, orange juice and sugar in a sauce pan over medium-high heat and cook stirring frequently until the mixture begins to boil.
Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 3-5 additional minutes, or until it is the "chunkiness" you desire. The longer you cook the more smooth it will be.
Remove from heat and cool in fridge until needed. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.