Thursday, July 21, 2011

Strawberry Cheesecake Squares

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Cheesecake Squares are a great recipe for when you don't have tons of time to make a proper cheesecake, or if you only have one block of cream cheese in the fridge and can't make it to the store to buy any more.

Cheesecake purists can omit the jam from the recipe with no other changes. I enjoyed the jam in these squares, but next time around I'm going to go the purist route. Ready for the recipe?


Strawberry Cheesecake Squares
Makes one 8" x 8" pan, 16 squares

5 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 (8 ounce) packet cream cheese, softened (Don’t use whipped cream cheese — It will never set up properly)
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Approx. 1 cup fresh strawberry jam

1. Heat oven to 350-f.

2. In a medium bowl blend thoroughly butter, brown sugar and flour with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Put 1 cup of the mixture aside for topping. Press remaining mixture into an 8×8x2 inch baking dish sprayed lightly with cooking spray; bake for 15 minutes. After cooling for a few minutes, spread the jam on top.

3. In another bowl combine sugar and cream cheese, mixing until smooth. Thoroughly beat in egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Spread over the baked crust and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.

4. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool, then chill for at least 1 hour. Cut into 16 squares; serve.

Source: Unknown - If you run across this exact recipe, let me know!

13 comments:

  1. Ohhh hello heavenness! These look amazing!! They sound so gooey and good!

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  2. Looks so good! I love anything with cream cheese!
    Jo-Anna

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  3. LOOOOVE this!! Printing it right now and making this tonight, so amazing!! :)

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  4. Oh that looks good. I may have to make half with jam, half plain. Yum.
    Aimee

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  5. You are making me so hungry. I stopped eating sugar about 3 years ago and I don't think you ever not crave it. Although since stopping the sugar, my health has improved so much.

    I found you through Coffee and Their Kisses on twitter. Hope you will stop by my blog and say hello.
    Following you GFC

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  6. Making this. The picture sold me!

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  7. Licking the monitor. DELISH. Thanks for posting. I'm working on making my love handles a little easier to hold on to. I think this will help. :)

    Ginny

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  8. I love the crumble topping on these.

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  9. Wow, a perfect cheesecake recipe!

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  10. Oh, these look pretty decadent and delicious! I'm sure they're the best because you left me drooling. I'm proud to say I am your 300th follower! You've got a great blog I will keep my eyes on!!!

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  11. Found this recipe pinned on Pintrest, new follower by email.

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  12. I made this and it rocked. My husband is squeamish about cream cheese and he ate these. I had originally made them to take to a neighbor, but they never left my house.

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