Cheesecake Squares
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Gluten-Free Soy-Free Peanut-Free Corn-Free

Nobody can resist cheesecake. These squares make it easy for everyone to partake!

Ingredients
      CRUST
    • ⅔ cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
    • 6 TBSP butter, cold and cut in small pieces
    • ¾ cup Pamela's Artisan Flour Blend
    • ⅓ cup sugar
    • 1 tsp salt
      FILLING
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese (not whipped), room temperature
    • 2 eggs, beaten, room temperature
    • ¼ cup milk
    • 2 TBSP lemon juice
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • optional: ½ cup raspberry preserves
Directions

    CRUST

    Toast pecans in 325° for about 8 minutes until slightly browned, cool and chop finely. In bowl of stand mixer combine all ingredients and mix until pea-sized crumbs are formed. Press into a 9x9" or 8x8" well-sprayed baking dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated 350° oven until lightly golden on the edges. If using optional preserves, allow to cool slightly before spreading.

    FILLING

    In bowl of stand mixer, whip cream cheese with sugar until very rich and creamy. Add eggs one at a time and whip well after each addition. Finally add milk, lemon juice, and vanilla and mix until well combined. Pour over crust and bake in preheated 350° oven for about 30 minutes. It is done when a sharp knife is inserted and comes out nearly clean, and the middle will still have a very small jiggle (the custard will keep cooking after removing from the oven). For best results, let cool one hour and chill overnight.

    Chef's Note: For the ultimate decadent dessert, serve with rich caramel sauce sprinkled with a little coarse sea salt.

    © Pamela's Products, Inc.

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Lisa 11/324/2018 11/21/2018
So yummy! I've made this a few times, it's a real crowd pleaser. No one knows it's gluten free but it's so good it doesn't matter. One of my all time favorite recipes!
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Daphne 03/79/2016 03/20/2016
Delicious! I have been looking for a recipe like this for years since I lost my old recipe.

I have made this twice. Because I despise lemon, I substituted lime juice. I also replaced half the pecans with shelled pistachios. The crust is yummy enough to eat alone. I don't use nonstick sprays, either. I just coat the pan with coconut oil.

My old recipe called for a sour cream topping which I want to try and replicate. I will post a comment when I do.
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