Perfect Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit is not just a great snack with a cup of coffee. It’s a cake that doesn’t need to be baked, a dessert that will brighten even the darkest of your days. Give it a try!

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Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

The taste of Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruits remind me of nothing but the taste of my favorite Curd Cheese Bars with Chocolate – traditional breakfast treat in Lithuania. It’s a little sweet, a little refreshing, a little gentle.

But don’t be mistaken, this dessert is a little too heavy. The texture is greasy and quite heavy, so eating Curd Cheese Bars in large chunks is a lot of work. But not in big bites. Only this allows you to feel the full play of texture and taste.

Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

Complexity: it is a bit hard to mix shortbread cookies with room temperature butter. But this is it 🙂

Would I make this dessert again?  I would. But I think it would be a bit colder day. The texture of this dessert is quiet hard and it makes a bit difficult to keep it in warm places.

Whom I would recommend? For those who love curd cheese bars with chocolate (they are my favourite!) and also for those who don’t really like oven baked pies or desserts in general.

Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit
Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

How to make Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruits?

First of all, crumble or break the shortbread cookies into pieces of about 1 square centimetre (you can use a rolling pin). Set aside. Then stiff room temperature butter with curd cheese. Add crumbled shortbread cookies and sweetened condensed milk. Mix it very well (no dry crumbles should be left).

Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit
Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

Put all dried fruits into a bowl and pour with some boiling water. Let it stay for couple of minutes until they become a bit softer. Add dried fruits into the mass.

Add the mass into a container of the desired shape lined with plastic bag or place in a bag to form the desired shape. Compress well to avoid air gaps and let it sit for at least a few hours (preferably overnight in a cold place). Serve completely cool. Enjoy!

Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit
Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

If you love recipes with Curd Cheese, try these:

And there is an alternative Bars recipe:

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Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit
Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit

Curd Cheese Bars with Dried Fruit is not just a great snack with a cup of coffee. It’s a cake that doesn’t need to be baked. Give it a try!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Lithuanian Cuisine
Keyword bars, curd cheese, dried fruits
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 people

You will need

  • 320 g shortbread cookies
  • 200 g sweetened condensed milk
  • 400 g curd cheese 15 per cent fat
  • 200 g butter
  • handful dried apricots
  • handful dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Crumble or break the shortbread cookies into pieces of about 1 square centimetre (you can use a rolling pin). Set aside.

  2. Stiff room temperature butter with curd cheese. Add crumbled shortbread cookies and sweetened condensed milk. Mix it very well (no dry crumbles should be left).

  3. Put all dried fruits into a bowl and pour with some boiling water. Let it stay for couple of minutes until they become a bit softer. Add dried fruits into the mass.

  4. Add the mass into a container of the desired shape lined with plastic bag or place in a bag to form the desired shape. Compress well to avoid air gaps and let it sit for at least a few hours (preferably overnight in a cold place).

  5. Serve completely cool. Enjoy!

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