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Cheesy Date Bars

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 5 Tablespoon
  Gingersnaps 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), finely crushed
  Dates 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Arrange the ingredients and prepare them.

MAKING
2) In 8x8-in baking dish, place butter or margarine.
3) Microwave at High 45 to 60 seconds, or until butter melts.
4) Add crumbs until completely coated with butter.
5) Reserve 2 tablespoons crumb mixture.
6) In bottom of dish, press remaining crumb mixture firmly and evenly.
7) Microwave at High 1 1/2 minutes, 8) In medium bowl combine dates, water and lemon juice.
9) Microwave at High 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened, stirring after each minute.
10) Let the mixture cool.
11) To cooled date mixture, add cream cheese.
12) Beat at medium speed until thoroughly blended.
13) Spread over gingersnap crust.
14) Top with reserved crumb mixture and refrigerate until chilled and set.

SERVING
15) Cut the whole pie into thin bars and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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