Pineapple Cheesecake Bar

Total Time:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
16 to 24 bars
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose bleached flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick softened)
  • Batter:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple or 1 (8-ounce) can, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, and butter until mixture is crumbly. Spread evenly into a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with raised sides. Press down until an 1/8 of an inch thick and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Mix cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar until frosting texture. Add egg, sugar, crushed pineapple and vanilla extract, mix thoroughly. Fold 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts reserving 1/4 cup of each. Bake for additional 15 to 20 minutes or until batter is set. Remove from oven, melt reserved white chocolate chips and drizzle on top and sprinkle with 1/4 cup reserved chopped macadamia nuts. Let stand for 1 hour and cut into bars.


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