Sunday, December 20, 2009
CREAM CHEESE BARS
1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 tbs strawberry preserves
1 tbs butter, melted
additional white sugar, for sprinkling on top
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 X 4 inch pan.
Press half the can of the crescent rolls into the bottom of the prepared pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1/3 cup of sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spread over the crescent layer.
Cover the cream cheese mixture with several tablespoons of a good strawberry preserve.
Unroll the second half of the can of crescent rolls and lay them on top of the cream cheese layer. Do not press down.
Brush the melted margarine over the top layer. Combine about 1 tbs sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is crisp and golden.