Apple Raisin Cheesecake Bars

by Asif
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)


1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brow sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoos graulated sugar, divded
3/4 cup Butter Flavor Crisco all-vegetable shorteig or 3/4 Butter Flavor Crisco stick
2 (8-ouce) packages cream cheese, softeed
2 large eggs
1 teaspoo vailla
1 cup chopped Gray Smith apples
1/2 cup raisis
1 teaspoo almod extract
1/2 teaspoo groud ciamo
1/4 teaspoo groud utmeg
1/4 teaspoo groud allspice

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in large bowl; mix well. Cut in shortening with fork until crumbs form. Reserve 1 cup mixture.Spray 13x9 inch baking pan with Crisco No-Stick Cooking Spray. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture is set. Do not brown.Place on cooling rack.Combine cream cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Spread evenly over crust.Combine apples and raisins in medium bowl. Add almond extract; stir. Add 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice; mix well. Top cream cheese mixture evenly with apple mixture; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over top.Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden. Place on cooling rack; cool completely. Cut into bars.

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