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Creamy Cheesecake Squares

 Creamy Cheesecake Squares
"This is my favorite cheesecake made easy," assures Katie. It bakes in a jiffy and is rich, creamy and irresistible, especially when served with fresh fruit.
9 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk Biscuit Mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh fruit, optional


  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla,
  • lemon juice and biscuit mix; mix just until smooth. Pour into a
  • greased 9-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes
  • or until center is nearly set. Place on a wire rack while preparing
  • topping. In a bowl, combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla until
  • smooth. Carefully spread over cheesecake. Bake for 4 minutes
  • (topping will not brown or set). Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate until completely cooled. Garnish with fruit if desired.
  • Yield: 9 servings.

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Creamy Cheesecake Squares (continued)

Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.