For H-shem, you G-d, is bringing you to a good land; a land with streams of water, of springs and underground water coming forth in a valley and mountain; a land of wheat, barley, grape, fig, and pomegranate; a land of oil-olives and honey; a land where you will eat bread without poverty, you will lack nothing there… (Devarim 8:7)

When most of us think of the descriptive words of the land of Israel we all think of the land of milk and honey. This week I wanted to combine these two into a delicious pareve dessert. Now I have had a lot of parve cheesecakes. And they tend to be very obviously parve. But this cheese cake is out-of-the-park good. My husband could not stop raving about it. I hope you enjoy as much as we did!

The Land of Milk and Honey Pareve Cheesecake Bars

Crust
1 1/2 cups finely ground parve cinnamon sugar graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons canola oil

Preheat oven to 375. Combine ingredients in a food processor and press into a 9 by 13″ baking dish. Bake for 7 minutes.

Filling
16 ounces parve cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
2 tbsps lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pour into baked crust. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes, until the center is almost completely set. Cool and refrigerate for 2 hours.

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