Makeover Cheesecake Bars

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup ground walnuts
3 tablespoons brown sugar blend for baking
1/4 cup cold butter

Filling:
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small bowl, combine the flour, walnuts and brown sugar blend; cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 2/3 cup for topping; press remaining crumb mixture into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheeses, sugar and flour until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg substitute, milk, lemon juice and vanilla just until blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 9 servings.


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