Cheesecake Squares

By TigerJo~ on May 26, 2004

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Ingredients

    1. 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    2. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    3. 1 cup all-purpose flour
    4. 1/3 cup melted butter
    5. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    6. 1/4 cup sugar
    7. 1 whole egg
    8. 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon rind
    9. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    10. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    11. 1 tablespoon cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F; spray 8x8 pan with non-stick pan spray, set aside.
  2. In food processor, combine brown sugar, nuts, and flour.
  3. Add melted butter& blend until crumbly (or combine all with a pastry blender).
  4. Reserve 3/4c for topping; press remainder firmly in prepared pan.
  5. Bake for approx 10-12 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium bow; add remaining ngredients and beat until smooth.
  7. Pour cheese mixture onto crust; top with reserved crumbs and bake another 25-30 minutes.
  8. Cool; cut into squares.