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Orange-Cheese Bars

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce
  Eggs 2
  Orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Orange zest 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), ground
Directions

Cut butter into flour until mixture is consistency of coarse crumbs.
Stir in 1/4 cup sugar and salt until well combined.
Press into 9-inch square baking dish.
Cool slightly.
Beat cream cheese and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
Beat in eggs, orange juice, and orange zest until blended.
Pour over cooled crust.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake crust 10 to 12 minutes until firm but not brown.
Cool.
Add cheese mixture.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes until set.
Sprinkle with almonds and cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Cut into squares to serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Everyday

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