Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars Recipe

Jan 25, 2023
Honky Tonk Kitchen

Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's exquisite Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars recipe! Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this luscious dessert that combines the richness of cheesecake with the buttery goodness of shortbread. Perfect for parties, special occasions, or simply indulging in a sweet treat, these bars are guaranteed to impress your friends, family, and even yourself!


  • For the Shortbread Base:
  • - 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • - ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • - ½ cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Cheesecake Filling:
  • - 2 packages (16 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • - ½ cup granulated sugar
  • - 2 eggs
  • - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Cherry Topping:
  • - 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar for the shortbread base. Cut in the cold cubed butter using a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 3: Press the shortbread mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Step 4: In another mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 5: Pour the cheesecake filling over the partially baked shortbread base, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

Step 6: Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set and slightly golden around the edges. The center may still be slightly jiggly, but it will firm up as it cools.

Step 7: Remove from the oven and let the cherry cheesecake shortbread bars cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack.

Step 8: Once cooled, refrigerate the bars for at least 2 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the bars to firm up.

Step 9: Just before serving, carefully spoon the cherry pie filling over the top of the chilled cheesecake layer, spreading it out evenly.

Step 10: Cut into squares or bars, and serve your delectable Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars to your eagerly awaiting guests.

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Alice Mumper
Yum! 😍 Can't resist cheesecake!
Nov 8, 2023
Christine Yang
I bet these bars will be a hit at any party. Can't wait to give the recipe a whirl.
Oct 29, 2023
Matthew Norman
Cherry cheesecake and shortbread together? What a brilliant idea! Definitely adding this to my must-try list.
Oct 3, 2023
Stephanie Hamernik-Lintner
Considering how much I adore cheesecake, this recipe is going straight to the top of my to-bake list.
Sep 29, 2023
Jeff Pittman
The Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars recipe is a delightful twist on classic cheesecake. Can't wait to give it a go!
Sep 28, 2023
Jason Organ
This recipe has got me feeling inspired to get baking again. Can't wait to try it out!
Sep 26, 2023
Linda Kotrba
This recipe sounds like a winner! I'm looking forward to treating myself to some homemade Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars.
Sep 25, 2023
Milan Bruggen
The contrasting textures and flavors in this recipe make it an irresistible choice for any occasion.
Sep 25, 2023
Stiassni Laura
I've been searching for a new dessert recipe to surprise my family with, and I think I've found the perfect one with these bars!
Sep 24, 2023
Dennis Howard
As a fan of cheesecake, I simply can't resist trying out this tantalizing recipe!
Sep 10, 2023
I adore anything cherry-flavored. Excited to give this delightful recipe a try!
Sep 10, 2023
Danielle Sellew
Wow, this recipe has me excited to head to the kitchen and start baking!
Sep 8, 2023
I've always love cherry desserts, and this one looks especially enticing. Can't wait to bake it.
Aug 31, 2023
Regina Watson
I can't wait to treat myself to a slice of these delectable Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars. They look simply divine!
Aug 30, 2023
Nuengruthai Naidan
I can't resist anything with cherries in it! Can't wait to make these bars for my next get-together.
Aug 30, 2023
Sundeep Das
Cherry cheesecake and shortbread in one dessert? Sign me up!
Aug 28, 2023
Adam Hartzell
I'm drooling just thinking about how decadent and tasty these Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars must be.
Aug 16, 2023
Effie Karamani
I can already imagine the delightful scent wafting from the oven as these Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars bake. Yum!
Aug 2, 2023
Ricky Gilcrease
These bars are an elegant and mouthwatering addition to any dessert spread. Can't wait to try them out!
Jul 28, 2023
Steven Heinrich
These bars combine all of my favorite dessert elements into one delectable treat. Can't wait to bake a batch!
Jul 20, 2023
Bryan Gurney
These bars look absolutely delicious. I'll definitely be trying out this recipe soon!
Jul 8, 2023
Chip Miller
I can't wait to try making this for my next family gathering! 🍒🍰
Jul 4, 2023
Julia Baker
I'm a huge fan of cherry desserts, and this one looks absolutely delightful. Can't wait to bake some bars!
Jun 30, 2023
Billy Introcaso
Cherry cheesecake and shortbread bars are exactly what I need to add to my baking repertoire. Can't wait to try them out!
Jun 23, 2023
Michel Farhi-Chevillard
Cheesecake and shortbread are a match made in dessert heaven. The addition of cherries takes it to the next level!
May 30, 2023
Rosario Fran
Absolutely love the sound of this recipe. Can't wait to create these Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars for my loved ones.
May 30, 2023
Shelby Erving
The combination of flavors in these bars has me craving a taste already. Can't wait to whip up a batch!
May 29, 2023
Bill Sharon
The blend of fruity, creamy, and buttery flavors in this recipe has me feeling eager to get baking!
May 26, 2023
Ingrid Gicherman
So excited to have found a fresh new dessert idea for the upcoming holiday season!
May 18, 2023
Larry Schwendeman
This recipe will certainly add a touch of sophistication to any dessert table. Can't wait to share it with friends.
May 18, 2023
Kenny Romero
Can't wait to surprise my family with these delightful bars. They're going to be so impressed!
May 8, 2023
Timothy Clymer
I'm all about anything that involves both cheesecake and cherries! Definitely going to try this out.
May 2, 2023
Rob Clay
This recipe is making my sweet tooth tingle already! Can't wait to bake these Cherry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars.
May 1, 2023
Dave Dawson
The combination of creamy, tangy cheesecake and buttery shortbread with a hint of cherry flavor sounds absolutely divine!
May 1, 2023
AJ Cantu
The combination of flavors in this recipe sounds intriguing. Can't wait to give it a shot at my next baking session.
Apr 23, 2023
Larry Christian
I'm excited to bring a plate of these tantalizing bars to the next gathering with friends. It's sure to be a hit!
Apr 14, 2023
Shailesh Singh
I'm always on the hunt for new dessert ideas, and this one definitely caught my eye. Excited to give it a spin!
Apr 14, 2023
Pam Navey
The combination of cherries and cheesecake atop a perfectly buttery shortbread base is a match made in heaven!
Apr 3, 2023
Kyle Stokes
I'm always on the lookout for new recipes that are both delicious and visually appealing. This one checks all the boxes!
Apr 2, 2023
This recipe is making my mouth water just reading about it. Can't wait to bake these bars!
Mar 16, 2023
Colleen Feldhausen
I'm a huge fan of both cheesecake and shortbread, so this recipe is right up my alley.
Mar 13, 2023
Laurie Morano
Looking forward to surprising my friends with this scrumptious dessert at our next potluck.
Mar 9, 2023
Julie Thompson
I always love finding a new dessert recipe to try over the weekend. These bars are next on my list!
Mar 9, 2023
Richard Steckel
The blend of cherry, cheesecake, and shortbread sounds like a heavenly combination.
Feb 26, 2023
Leonard Urban
I love how this recipe combines the creaminess of cheesecake with the crunchy texture of shortbread.
Feb 14, 2023
Nick Peacock
It's rare to come across such a unique dessert recipe. Excited to give it a try soon.
Feb 8, 2023
Letha Heaton
I've been looking for a new dessert recipe to try, and this seems like the perfect choice.
Jan 28, 2023