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Baked Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Baked Cheesecake Squares

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"If you like cheesecake, you'll love these bars."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8 inch square baking pan.
  2. To make the crust: In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Gradually blend in flour and walnuts. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Set aside one cup of crust mixture. Press the rest of the mixture into the bottom of baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. To make filling: in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar. Add in egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Spread the filling over warm crust. Sprinkle top with remaining crust mixture. Bake for another 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool on wire racks before cutting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2008

Like other users, I had to make a number of changes to make this recipe something we would enjoy. I increased the amount of cream cheese to a full 8 oz. package, and I was still wishing there had been more filling. I also added cinnamon to the crust/topping, and used pecans instead of walnuts. We ate them, but I'm sure that there is a better recipe out there. Sorry. :-(

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2003

This recipe was quick and easy to make, unfortunately it isn't worth even the few minutes it takes to make. Before I go any furhter: I followed the recipe EXACTLY. The walnut crust is way too thick, and just tastes dry and crunchy, not flavorful. The "cheescake" filling is anything but, it's more like a suggestion of what cheesecake could taste like. Lemon? How can you taste a hint of lemon flavoring when the whole thing tastes like nuts? This recipe was baked by me and tested by my husband and a friend. They both hated it, but not as much as me. I wasted my evening baking time cleaning dishes, including the one left after I threw these things away. Sorry, they just suck.


15 Ratings

Jan 16, 2003

layer or crust way too thick and not enough cream cheese. TO ALL BAKERS OF THIS RECIPE: Use at least one package of cream cheese to even out the crust, or stick to original 2 packs if you like more cheesecake then crust. Awful recipe despite that.

Jan 03, 2008

I gave this 3 stars after using some changes.I used a whole package of cream cheese,so when making the crust I used about 1/4 cup of milk and a little more flour. I didn't use nuts. I put it all in a 9x1.5 inch cake pan.Push the crust VERY lightly into the pan.It would be good with strawberry sauce on top.

Aug 29, 2002

Everyone loved these bars. The lemon was just the right touch as well as the nutty cookie layer. Will definitely make these many more times! Jordancici from MN

Nov 26, 2002

This is fairly easy, but we did not love the crust and there was not enough cheesecake middle.

Jan 12, 2001

These are good and fairly easy to make. They are like mini cheesecakes.

Aug 30, 2002

gosh darn it! these things taste like sunlight and flower petals. Bring it on!


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  • Calories
  • 390 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 24.4 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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