Cheesecake Squares Recipe
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Cheesecake Squares Recipe

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I lived on a dairy farm when I was young and my mom always had a lot of sour cream to use. She never wasted any, and this cheesecake was one of my family's favorites. It's great topped with blackberry sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • Seasonal fresh fruit, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 209 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the butter, cornstarch, flour and vanilla until smooth. Fold in sour cream.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour or until almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  3. Chill several hours or overnight. Top each serving with fruit if desired. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Cheesecake Squares in Country April/May 1996, p49

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"These were fabulous. The family loved them."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"Quick and easy. I melted some leftover chocolate chips and drizzled over the top before baking."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Did you use low fat cream cheese?  Sometimes that will make a difference.  Was it just the first piece or two that came out hard or all of them?"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"These were delicious with a little cherry pie filling or strawberry jam on top. My only problem was that the squares didn't come out of the pan very neatly. Any ideas? I chilled it overnight."

Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"One of the best cheesecakes, plus Quick and Easy. Great for a large group. Have the recipe handy because veryone will want it!"

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