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Cinnamon Cherry Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Cinnamon Cherry Cheesecake Squares Recipe

This recipe was given to me by a friend at my wedding shower 24 years ago. It has become a real family favorite over the years.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cherry pie filling

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a 12-in. x 7-1/2-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Set aside.
  • 2. For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Add vanilla. Pour into crust.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven; let stand for 5 minutes (leave oven on). For topping, combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; carefully spread over pie. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares; top each with a spoonful of cherry pie filling. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 290 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.