Recipe: Nutty Cheesecake Squares
I feel like I’m cheating just posting another recipe, but we’ve been busy with travelling, baby’s first birthday, and upcoming visitors! It’s been fun, and I promise to post a real review as soon as things slow down.
This recipe is probably my favorite for cheesecake. It is simple and doesn’t require a spring-form pan or anything special. My favorite topping is chocolate syrup, but you can dress it up with fruit, caramel, or whatever type of cheesecake suits your fancy.
Nutty Cheesecake Squares
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup cold butter
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
1) In a large bowl, combine flour, walnuts, brown sugar and salt.
2) Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3) Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan; set aside remaining half.
4) Bake bottom crust at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
5) In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla until smooth.
6) Pour filling mixture over crust.
7) Sprinkle filling with reserved crumb mixture.
8) Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
9) Cool on a wire rack for one hour.
10) Store in the refrigerator.
My mom got this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine. I highly recommend the magazine; all the recipes are amazing! You can find most of them on the Taste of Home website. (Hint: If it says ‘Contest-Winning,’ that means it’s good!)
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