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!
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.