Monday, October 12, 2015

Pineapple Cheesecake Bites


     Are you looking for a yummy cheesecake bar cookie for a special occasion or just an everyday and easy cookie?  Well, I think these fit the bill!  Just be sure you get them covered and into the fridge or into the freezer.  They will disappear fast, they are that yummy.  Enjoy this new recipe from Grammy's kitchen.


                                  

                                                   PINEAPPLE CHEESECAKE BITES

Crust:
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup cold Unsalted Butter (that’s 2 cubes or 1/2 pound)
1/8 teaspoon Salt
With your Mixer, combine the Flour, Sugar, Butter and Salt.  Mix until it all comes together into a dough.  Press dough into the bottom of a 9”x13”x2” baking pan (I use my Pyrex baking dish).  Bake the crust in 350˚ oven for 15 to 20 minutes - until crust begins to turn golden brown around the edges.  Cool slightly.

Filling:
16 ounces Cream Cheese - at room temperature
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Milk
2 x-large Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla
16 - 20 ounce can Crushed Pineapple (well drained)
Cream together the Cream Cheese and Sugar.  Add in the Milk, Eggs, Vanilla and Crushed Pineapple. Spread mixture over the baked crust.

Topping:
2 cups Flaked Coconut
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted
Combine Coconut and Butter in small bowl.  Sprinkle over Pineapple Filling.  Bake in 350˚ oven for 15 - 20 minutes or just until the coconut begins to brown slightly.  Cool and cut into desired size bars.  I like a small bite size (that’s about 1 1/2” square) and serving them in cupcake papers make a nice presentation.  These do freeze nicely!   

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! That sounds so very tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

John K. said...

These bars are just too tasty! More please!

Pat Lutzow said...

You are welcome for the recipe, Anonymous! It's a new one for me too, but I am loving it! John K, there are some more in the fridge, behind the milk, eggs, olives and salsa! lol