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Celebration Lime Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Give these bars a try for your next backyard barbecue.
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18 to 20 bars SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 7 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut, packed
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) plain cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lime juice

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • With a mixer fitted with flat paddle, combine flour and sugar; add butter and egg yolk; blend until combined. Mix in coconut. Press dough evenly into the bottom of a greased 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until edge of crust is golden brown. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • With a mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs; mix until just combined. Stir in lime juice. Pour batter over baked crust. Once oven has cooled to 350°F, bake for 17 to 22 minutes, or until center is set.
  • Cool. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Serve with toppings (optional, recipes follow). Cover and store leftovers in refrigerator. These recipes are from the January 2006 issue of Heart of the Home.
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