Updated Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Yield: Makes 9 bars.
You've had the pie, now try the cheesecake in these luscious bars with a hint of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 9-inch square pan. Break the crackers into a food processor. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon, and process to a fine meal. Add the melted butter and process again. Press the crust into the bottom and slightly up the sides of the pan. Bake 10 minutes, then cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Cream the cream cheese, brown sugar, egg, and egg yolk. Blend in the vanilla. Blend in the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour into the crust and bake for 45 minutes. Cool on a rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before slicing.
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