A truly heavenly dessert. Talk about easy too! I loved the way the bars turned out, but this could easily be made in a spring form pan, like a typical cheesecake.
The crust is so buttery, the cheesecake mixture creamy, then topped with tart cherries – it’s a perfect combination all around! Neufchatel cheese is just a fancy word for 1/3 less fat cream cheese (it’s what I always buy and use in any recipe).
Doesn’t it just look pretty? I had fun taking these pictures. I love the brightness of the red!
I almost doubled the cheesecake part of this because I was afraid it wasn’t going to be enough filling. I’m glad I didn’t because I wouldn’t change a thing now! Because I made this in bar form, I didn’t spread the graham crackers up the side, I just pressed them down into the bottom of the pan. So you get this nice thick graham cracker crust. SO, So good!!