Celebration Lime Cheesecake Bars

  • Servings: bars
  • Serving Size: 18 to 20
  • Nutrition: See Below
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 7 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut, firmly packed
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE GLAZE WITH TOASTED COCONUT AND PECANS
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips or vanilla chips
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • MIXED FRUIT SALSA
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • QUICK RASPBERRY SAUCE
  • 2 (12 oz.) packages frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • HEAT oven to 400ºF. Spray a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish with no-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE flour and sugar in bowl of electric mixer. Add butter and egg yolk; blend until combined. Mix in coconut. Press dough into prepared dish.
  • BAKE 12 to 14 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Reduce temperature to 350ºF.
  • BEAT cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs; mix until just combined. Stir in lime juice. Pour over partially baked crust.
  • BAKE at 350ºF 17 to 22 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Cover and chill 2 hours. Serve with following toppings, if desired.
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE GLAZE WITH TOASTED COCONUT AND PECANS
  • MELT 1 tablespoon butter in medium skillet. Add coconut and pecans; cook and stir until coconut is light brown. Remove from heat. Cool.
  • COMBINE chips, lime juice and remaining butter in large bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (80% power) 30 to 40 seconds. Mix until smooth. Pour glaze over bars, spreading evenly. Top with coconut mixture.
  • MIXED FRUIT SALSA
  • MIX all ingredients in bowl. Chill at least one hour. Stir before serving. (Makes 2 1/2 cups.)
  • QUICK RASPBERRY SAUCE
  • COMBINE all ingredients in food processor or blender; mix until smooth. (Makes 3 cups.)
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