New York Cheesecake Squares

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Chef on the coast

Another of Mr. Food's creations my family loves! Great for a summertime dessert. Time is approximate.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made a double batch of these bars to take to a holiday potluck & they were a big hit! I was generous with the lemon zest & when I set it out on the counter for serving, I included 2 sides of topping ~ One was a blueberry pie filling & the other a homemade cranberry & strawberry topping I'd made a day or so before! However, the bars, themselves, even without the fruity topping, were absolutely wonderful! A very nice keeper recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my swapmates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #35]

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, butter and brown sugar; beat for about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the walnuts.
  4. Measure out 1 cup of the flour mixture and set aside.
  5. Press the remaining flour mixture into an ungreased 8 inch square baking pan to form a crust.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until light brown.
  7. In the same bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and blend well.
  8. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the baked crust and sprinkle with the reserved 1 cup flour mixture.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm in the center. Let cool on a baking rack then cut into 2 inch squares.
  10. Top with favorite pie filling.

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