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Cheesecake Dreams

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


32 bars

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!


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


  1. 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° until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake until firm, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares, then cut each square in half diagonally. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 86 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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