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Nutty Cheesecake Squares

 Nutty Cheesecake Squares
I grew up on a farm and have had a lot of good recipes handed down to me. This is one of my favorite desserts to serve when guests come over or at family gatherings and church suppers.
16-20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, walnuts, brown sugar and salt;
  • cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set half
  • aside; press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of a greased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or
  • until lightly browned.
  • In a large bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth; pour over
  • crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 16-20 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 233 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.