The Twelve Days of Holiday Treats!
Once again, this year, from December 1-12th I’ll post a new holiday treat recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining!
The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (perfect for this year of smaller gatherings – each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.
Today’s treat is inspired by one of my online baking class students! We were making the Speculoos Swirl Cheesecake Bars a few weeks ago and they couldn’t find cookie butter to swirl into the top. I suggested a tart jam and it worked really well against the gingerbready base and the not-too-sweet cheesecake topping and they were thrilled.
A couple of days later, I found myself with extra cranberry sauce, leftover from the Triple Layer Parsnip and Cranberry Cake and wondered if that might work in a cheesecake topping too. Since cranberry sauce typically has large pieces of fruit, it doesn’t work so well as a swirl but it DOES work when you fold it into the cheesecake topping just before you pour it over the base.
Bonus? It makes for a lovely pink-hued cheesecake studded with pops of red fruit which it really pretty for a holiday dessert (or, anytime!).
This is such an easy dessert (no water bath needed for baking the cheesecake) and it looks so cheery – I can’t think of a more happy-making dessert…
Easy cranberry swirl cheesecake bars for the holidays. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
For the base:
For the filling:
Make the base
Make the cheesecake filling:
Bake the cheesecake:
Easy cranberry swirl cheesecake bars for the holidays.
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Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Holiday Treats:
Day 1: Rice Krispie Wreaths
Day 2: Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
Day 3: Peppermint Bark
Day 4: Orangettes
Day 5: Rocky Road Chocolate Crackle Slice
Day 6: Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Day 8: Mendiants
Day 9: Chewy Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookies
Day 10: Apricot, Coconut and Cranberry “truffles”
Day 11: Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Brownies
Day 12: Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Check out last year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cookies:
Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread
Day 2: Jam Drops
Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice
Day 4: Melting Moments
Day 5: White Christmas
Day 6: Langues de Chat
Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice
Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits
Day 9: Rocky Road
Day 10: Honey Joys
Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles
Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)
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