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Slices of cut kiwi-glazed cheesecake bars on a serving platter.

Kiwi-Glazed Cheesecake Bars

A surprising blend of delicate and rich flavors combine to make these Kiwi-Glazed Cheesecake Bars an irresistibly delicious dessert.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

For Crust:

  • 2 c. Graham cracker crumbs (about one sleeve, crushed)
  • 2 T. Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Melted butter

For Cheesecake Filling:

  • 2 8oz. Packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1 T. Lime juice
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs

For Glaze:

  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1/3 c. Water
  • 2 T. Lime juice
  • 3 Kiwis (peeled, quartered and sliced)

Instructions
 

  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a bowl. Press into a 13x9 casserole dish lined with foil. (For easy removal of the bars, leave an inch or two of foil hanging over the ends of the dish.) Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes, until golden and set. Cool.
  • While the crust cools, beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add sugar, lime juice and vanilla. Beat an additional 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs until combined. Pour on top of cooled crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until edges are lightly browned and filling is set. It will firm up as it cools. Cool on a wire rack and then move to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before cutting.
  • Shortly before cutting the bars, combine sugar, water and lime juice in a small pot. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook until slightly thick and syrupy, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in kiwi pieces.
  • Remove the bars from the casserole dish and cut into squares. Garnish each square with a spoonful of the kiwi. Serve and enjoy. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Notes

  • Make sure you let the cheesecake bars cool completely in the refrigerator before you slice them.
  • Store slices in the refrigerator between eating/serving.
Keyword Kiwi-Glazed Cheesecake Bars