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Honey Walnut Fig Cheesecake Bars

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Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

For the honey cheesecake

  • 10 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 fresh figs, sliced thin lengthwise (wait to slice until the very end)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, combine the walnuts, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar. Pulse until the mixture resembles a fine sand and the walnuts are completely pulverized. Pour in butter and pulse until it comes together. Press the crust firmly and evenly into the pan.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whip cream cheese and eggs until light and fluffy. Add in honey, vanilla, and salt, mixing until combined. Pour over prepared crust.
  4. Place the 9×9 pan in a water bath (you will need a larger pan filled with 1 inch of water) and place everything into the oven. Bake for 1 hour, then allow the cheesecake to cool completely (about 4 hours).
  5. Once cooled, arrange the fresh fig slices over the cheesecake. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the figs to fit around the perimeter.