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Cheesecake Dreams

 Cheesecake Dreams
These bars are a "dream" not only because of their creamy filling but for their ease of preparation. Cheesecake lovers can't eat just one!
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and pecans. Stir in
  • butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/3 cup for topping. Press remaining
  • mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over crust;
  • sprinkle with reserved pecan mixture.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into
  • 16 squares, then cut each square in half diagonally. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 32 bars.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 86 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.