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Cherry Cheesecake Bars

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

These Cherry Cheesecake bars are the perfect dessert to make ahead for any occasion. The cheesecake is topped with a homemade graham-crumb crust and a generous amount of cherries.

You love cheesecake, but don’t want to go through the trouble of making it yourself? You can try these recipes! Mini cheesecakes, lemon cheesecake bars, or sopapilla cheesecake bars!

Sliced cheesecake bars topped with cherry pie filling on a white serving platter.

Easy Cherry Cheesecake Bars

I love homemade cheesecake. But sometimes I don’t want to go through the effort of making a regular-sized cheesecake and worrying about water baths, cracking, and all those considerations that come along with traditional cheesecake. These Cherry Cheesecake Bars are easy to prepare and always a big hit with guests!

First, make the crust. You’ll need graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar which get pressed into the bottom of a square pan, then baked until crisp. I prepare the filling while the crust is baking. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for both:

Ingredient List

Filling is simply a combination of cream-cheese, vanilla extract and eggs. Sugar, heavy cream and heavy cream are also used. If you don’t have heavy cream on hand, sour cream will also work. The bars of cheesecake will need to be chilled for at least…

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