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Cheesecake Dessert Squares

 Cheesecake Dessert Squares
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.
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add egg yolks; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • 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.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish
  • with fruit. Yield: 24 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 168 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.