Sinfully Delicious Cherry Cheesecake Bars


It’s National Cherry Pie day! Did you miss it? I almost did, then remembered these cherry cheesecake bars that are a dear favorite of my family. We aren’t much of a cherry pie crew, but these definitely hit the spot and are a huge crowd pleaser! 

Sinfully Delicious Cherry Cheesecake Bars

I came across these cherry cheesecake bars a few years ago, while at physical therapy for my knee. Another patient brought them in and shared with everyone. I was blown away amazed! Each bite melted in your mouth, the almonds are the secret ingredient that takes these bars over the top.

Sinfully Delicious Cherry Cheesecake Bars

I’ve made these several times, for pot lucks at my husband work, barbecue parties and even for our game nights with friends. If you are looking for a recipe that tastes like a handed down recipe, that comes with tons of compliments, be sure to try these! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Cherry Cheesecake Bars
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  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Pour the cookie mix into a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture is nice and crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool.
  3. While waiting for the crust to cool, mix together in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg with a mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread Neufchâtel cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cream cheese layer. It may seem like you need more, but trust me one can is perfect!
  4. In small bowl, mix reserved 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture and the almonds. Sprinkle over pie filling.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Store covered in refrigerator.


Calories: 5128 cal
Carbohydrates: 597 g
Fat: 287 g
Sodium: 2267 g
Cholesterol: 598 g
Protein: 62 g
Fiber: 9 g


28 thoughts on “Sinfully Delicious Cherry Cheesecake Bars

  • August 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm
    Yum. I love cheesecake and i love cherries. This looks like a fantastic combination. I am going to add this to my list to make soon. Thanks for sharing. Reply
  • August 28, 2014 at 10:28 am
    these look fantabulous. and i love that they are cherry. not always a common ingredient! Reply
  • August 28, 2014 at 9:25 am
    My oh my these look delicious! I love that it has a sugar cookie base, that makes it even more tasty looking to me. I love a good sugar cookie! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 11:26 pm
    this cherry cheesecake recipes sounds so good. Now I will have to try this it seems pretty easy to make. Reply
    • July 1, 2017 at 10:45 am
      Yummmmmy i agree tooo, amazing recipe and i feel a lot of taste and agree to make it so easily. thanks for sharing nice recipe.... Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 10:53 pm
    Those look delicious! I love the almonds on top. They're my favorite. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 10:42 pm
    While I personally cannot eat nuts, almond flavoring is always the way to go with a cherry pie. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 9:50 pm
    That sounds and looks amazing. Frankly you had me with the title . I love cheesecake! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 9:42 pm
    You had me at cheesecake. These bars looks fantastic. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm
    I am glad to hear you are on the road to recovery! This is one of the reasons I like your blog. . . you are so generous to like something and pass it on to all of us! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 6:11 pm
    Those look so good! I love cherry and cheesecake together. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 5:41 pm
    They look heavenly to me!! (Though probably a bit sinful, too, lol) Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm
    Wow, I'm in love with this recipe, definitely pinning. I don't make bars very often, but this seems like the perfect entertaining dessert. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm
    My husband and son would love this. I know what we'll be having for dessert this weekend. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm
    Oh that looks absolutely amazing! I have a HUGE weakness for cheesecake. I definitely need to make these! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm
    These bars looks splendid! I'd love to make them with pumpkin or even blueberry since I, not a fan of cherry. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm
    I must have all the cheesecake! I totally pinned these to try. They look great! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    This looks so good! I also love that you use Neufchâtel cheese that has a little less fat than regular cream cheese. It's always nice to find desserts that do this. Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    Oh my goodness, that does look sinful.... YUMMY! I want this now. Just have to see if I have the ingredients, ha! Reply
  • August 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm
    I love you SO much right now. I HAVE to try these. Reply

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