|EVERY FEW MINUTES|
|CHERRY CHEESECAKE BARS|
1 c. walnut pieces, divided
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. Butter Flavor Crisco
1/2 c. flake coconut
2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9x2 inch pan with Crisco. Set aside. Chop 1/2 cup nuts coarsely for topping. Set aside. Chop remaining 1/2 cup finely.
For crust, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in Crisco until fine crumbs form. Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts and coconut. Mix well. Remove 1/2 cup. Set aside. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
For filling, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla in small bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth. Spread over hot baked crust. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes longer.
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