The Sisters Cafe for posting them...I am eternally grateful to you, my hips may not be, but I am!
Pineapple Cheesecake Bars
3 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (one of my minor changes, Mindy's didn't have nuts)
In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, butter and chopped nuts. Mix until crumbs. Press into a large cookie sheet (Texas Sheet Cake size- 12x17x1) and poke holes in the crust with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. While crust is baking, prepare the coconut topping and cream cheese filling.
2 T. butter, melted
3 c. sweetened coconut, shredded
In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and coconut. Set aside.
Cream Cheese Filling:
2- 8oz packages cream cheese
4 T. sugar
4 T. milk
2 t. almond extract (my other minor adjustment...didn't have this so I left it out)
2 t. vanilla (I added 2 MORE t. since I didn't have any almond extract)
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
Combine cream cheese, eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla and almond extract in a large bowl. Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth. Add crushed pineapple and mix. Pour cream cheese mixture over baked crust. Sprinkle coconut topping over cream cheese filling. Bake at 350 degrees 18-20 minutes or until coconut has browned and the middle is set. Chill at least 1 hour before serving....THEN DIVE IN AND EAT UP!...then fill the neighbors plate and take it to them immediately as to not eat them all yourself...you think I'm kidding...I'm not, they are so temptingly delicious that you will want to eat them all if you don't share. ENJOY!