Need a last minute idea for the 4th? How about Mini Cheese Cake bites with strawberries & blueberries? They make a wonderful red, white & blue dessert that the whole family will enjoy! I challenge you to eat just one!
Merry Cheese Cakes
1 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C butter, softened
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C chopped walnuts
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 C granulated sugar
2 T milk
2 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pie Filling (cherry, strawberry, blueberry)
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine first 3 ingredients (do not cream butter first). Beat with mixer at low speed until particles are fine. Stir in nuts. Reserve 1 cup of mixture; put remainder in ungreased 8" square glass dish. Bake 8 - 10 miutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven.
In small bowl combine filling ingredients & blend until smooth. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Return to oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool & cut into squares. Top with pie filling & serve.