Pecan Cheesecake Squares - Nutty Goodness

Jodeana Huss King

By
@ChildOfTheGreatIAM

You can try this without nuts also :-) GOODNESS GOOD!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 c
softened butter
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans
now, these first 4 ingredients are for the shortbread layer, now these next ingredients are for the cheesecake layer
(2) 8oz pkg
softened cream cheese
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
milk
2 tsp
vanilla extract
now, these next ingredients are for the pecan pie layer
3/4 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 c
light corn syrup
1/3 c
melted butter, slightly cooled, not too warm
3 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
pecans, whole chopped or in pieces, your choice.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350.
For the shortbread layer: In a medium bowl, combine flour and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Press mixture evenly into bottom of a greased 9x13" baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven, and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
For the cheesecake layer: Place the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer outfitted with a paddle attachment, and beat at medium speed until smooth. Beat in sugar. Add milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla, and beat until combined. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cooled shortbread layer. Bake for 15 minutes; remove from oven and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
For the pecan pie layer: In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter. Gently stir in the eggs, salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir in 1 1/2 cups pecans. Pour pecan mixture over cooled cheesecake layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until center is set and pecan pie layer is a rich brown color.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American