pineapple cheesecake bars

Pineapple Cheesecake Bars

Easy Pineapple Cheesecake Bar Recipe

 

This delicious dessert is perfect for after dinner, for a party or a barbecue, but be prepared to share the recipe because it’s a crowd pleaser!

 

Crust Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter, softened
5 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
Filling:
1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whole milk

Ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder then add to butter mixture.
  • Add egg, mix until well blended and crumbly.
  • Add milk and blend until dough forms a soft ball.
  • Pat dough onto bottom and 1-1/2 inches up sides of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish
  • Place pineapple in a strainer over a large glass.  Press pineapple with the back of a spoon to squeeze dry.
  • Spread pineapple evenly over bottom crust.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour.
  • Add the egg yolks, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well.
  • Add enough milk to reserved pineapple juice to measure 2-1/2 cups.
  • Stir milk mixture into cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites on high until stiff.
  • Fold filling mixture into egg whites.
  • Gently pour into crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until filling is set.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!

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