1.Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 – inch square pan with cooking
spray. In large bowl, mix ½ cup sugar
and the butter until well blended. Stir
in flour until crumbly. Press mixture in
bottom of pan.
2.Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are
light golden brown. Meanwhile, in large
bowl with electric mixer beat filling ingredients until well blended.
3.Remove partially baked crust from
oven. Pour filling over crust. In small bowl, stir 2 tablespoons of the jam
until softened. Spoon over cream cheese
mixture. With tip of spoon, carefully
swirl jam into top of filling (do not disturb crust).
4.Return to oven, bake 15 to 20 minutes
longer or until filling is set. Cool 30
5.Stir remaining 2 tablespoons jam until
smooth; spread evenly over cooled bars.
Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut into
5 rows by 5 rows. Store in refrigerator.
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars were
made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman