Raspberry Pineapple Cheese Bars

Raspberry Pineapple Cheese Bars
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup crushed vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 cup finely minced walnuts
1-8 ounce crushed pineapple
1-8 ounce raspberry cream cheese spread, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 JUMBO egg
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup +/- shredded coconut

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat butter and brown sugar until well blended.
  • Add flour, vanilla cookie crumbs and walnuts and mix until well blended.
  • Spray the bottom of 9×9 baking dish with PURE.
  • Press cookie crumb mixture into the bottom.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Cool.
  • Drain pineapple reserving the juice.
  • Beat cream cheese and pineapple juice together until smooth. Add sugar and egg and beat again until smooth.
  • Fold in the pineapple.
  • Pour over the crust.
  • Sprinkle with the coconut.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cut into bars.