Maple Dessert Recipes

Maple Cheesecake Bars

Maple Short-crust
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1/3 cup Pure NYS Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 lb (2 8oz packages) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 Eggs
3/4 cup Pure NYS Maple Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 cups Chocolate Chips, melted
8 oz jar Pure NYS Maple Cream
Preheat oven to 400 defrees F. Prepare Maple Short-crust: Cream butter. Neat in maple syrup and vanilla. Add flour and salt and blend. Press into 9″ x 13″ pan.To assemble cheesecake pour melted chocolate over crust, spread with about 3/4 of the har of maple cream, and set aside. Beat cream cheese, scraping sides of bowl, until light and completely smooth. Beat in sour cream, then eggs (one at a time). Gradually beat in maple syrup followed by vanilla and lemon juice. Pour over chocolate.Bake 15 minutes at 400° F, then reduce heat to 350° Fand continue to bake for 30 minutes. Cool and chill. Drizzle with the remaining maple creamand some melted chocolate before cutting bars. Serve with frest whipped cream and Maple Weekend Coffee or Tea. Yield: 24 Bars