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Nutty Cheesecake Squares

We like toasted walnuts and cheesecake, so why not put them together?  This is a fairly simple recipe to make and is a winner for taking into the office.  It is good when warm, but even better if stored in the fridge overnight.  

Edit: These are currently my favorite dessert recipe to make. The German chocolate brownies are a close second.

Ingredients

Crust:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups finely chopped walnuts (toasted)

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup soft butter

 

Filling:

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten

1/4 cup 2% milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons lemon juice

 

Drizzle with store bought caramel sauce

 

 

Cooking Directions

Toast the walnuts. We usually use a dab of butter in a skillet and cook while stirring until you get that really nutty smell. To chop the walnuts, you can put them in a Ziplock bag and smash them with the flat side of a meat mallet tenderizer.

 

In a large bowl, combine the flour, walnuts, brown sugars and salt; Using a wooden spoon, mix the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Take a little more than half of the crumb mixture and press firmly onto the bottom of a sprayed 13x9-inch baking pan. Set the other (almost) half aside for the top. 


Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth; pour over crust. Using your hands, sprinkle the top with the rest of the crumb mixture.

 

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn off the oven, but leave the door slightly open for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. 

 

Drizzle top with caramel sauce. You can eat it warm, or store in refrigerator overnight for best results. When ready to eat, cut into 6 even squares and then cut each of those into 9 even squares.  Makes 54 pieces great for an office event.

 

 

Crumb mixture for crust

Crumb mixture for crust

 

All the wet ingredients for the cheesecake

All the wet ingredients for the cheesecake

 

Mix well

Mix well

 

Press down firmly.

Press down firmly.

 

Don't have a pic of putting the filling and topping, but here is after baking.

Don't have a pic of putting the filling and topping, but here is after baking.

 

Drizzle caramel on top

Drizzle caramel on top

 

So good!

So good!

 

Cut into 6 squares and then cut each of these into 9 even squares.

Cut into 6 squares and then cut each of these into 9 even squares.

 

Chill, cut, and serve.

Chill, cut, and serve.

 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 

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