Cream cheese and macerated fruit sandwiched between streusel makes for delicious mouthfuls. For best results, use light-coloured dried apples.
- Portion size 36 servings
- Credits : Canadian Livng Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009
MethodIn bowl, toss together apples, cherries, brandy and lemon juice; let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
Streusel: Meanwhile, in bowl, beat together butter, sugar and salt until fluffy; stir in flour until combined. Remove 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) and refrigerate. Press remaining mixture into 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) parchment paper–lined or greased metal cake pan; refrigerate for
Prick base all over with fork. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, about 17 minutes. Let cool.
In bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar; beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Spread over base; sprinkle with fruit mixture. Sprinkle with reserved streusel.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool on rack. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.) Cut into bars.
Nutritional facts Per bar: about
- Sodium 52 mg
- Protein 2 g
- Calories 151.0
- Total fat 9 g
- Potassium 44 mg
- Cholesterol 30 mg
- Saturated fat 6 g
- Total carbohydrate 16 g
- Iron 4.0
- Folate 9.0
- Calcium 2.0
- Vitamin A 9.0