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Cardamom Cheesecake Bars

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“Two favorite flavors--cardamom & cheesecake---what's not to love? A batch of these would make a nice Mother's Day gift, tied with a satin ribbon (and don't forget the card). From the newspaper, adapted from McCormick & Co.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press firmly into a foil-lined 9-inch square pan.
  2. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, cardamom and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over the crust.
  3. For the streusel topping:.
  4. Mix flour, oats and brown sugar in a small bowl. Stir in cardamom. With two knives or a pastry blender, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. Stir in sliced almonds.
  5. Sprinkle Streusel Topping over cheesecake mixture. Bake 45 minutes, or until center is almost set and topping is golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Store leftover bars in the refrigerator.

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