Cheesecake Dessert Squares Recipe
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Cheesecake Dessert Squares Recipe

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These creamy squares are a nice alternative for folks who are invited to made a cheesecake or other fancy dessert. Fresh fruit on top gives them a little more elegance.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 32 squares)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • Fresh fruit

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 168 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon; stir in butter. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg yolks; beat on low speed just until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour over crust. Bake for 28-39 minutes or until center is almost set.
  4. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with fruit. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Cheesecake Dessert Squares in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p231

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cheryl Bryner User ID: 1195796 207323
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Good recipe to make for a crowd. My husband has made this for Thanksgiving the last two years for a house full, with no leftovers."

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