Amaretto Cheesecake Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons amaretto
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons almonds, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and brown sugar.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remainder over bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. In mixer bowl, thoroughly cream together cream cheese and granulated sugar .
  6. Add egg, amaretto and vanilla extract; beat well.
  7. Spread batter over partially baked crust.
  8. Combine almonds with reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over batter.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Cool and cut into squares.