Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry cheesecake bars from the Museum of Appalachia.



2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened


2 ( 8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons, divided

3 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Strawberry Mixture:

1 pint strawberries

2 tablespoons sugar

Streusel Topping:

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1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9x13 baking pan lined with heavy duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust. In a small bowl, stir together strawberries and sugar. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. For the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. I like to really combine it by using my clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture. Sprinkle streusel over strawberries. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Refrigerate overnight.

Adapted from Paula Deen

Presented by: Museum of Appalachia

Date: 3/8/18