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Cheesecake Squares

I lived on a dairy farm when I was young and my mom always had a lot of sour cream to use. She never wasted any, and this cheesecake was one of my family's favorites. It's great topped with blackberry sauce.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • Seasonal fresh fruit, optional


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the butter, cornstarch, flour and vanilla until smooth. Fold in sour cream.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour or until almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  • Chill several hours or overnight. Top each serving with fruit if desired.
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  • shawnba
    Dec 7, 2017

    Really easy, and everyone loved it. I cut it into small squares and dipped them in melted chocolate, sort it like cheesecake pops. It made a lot, so it’s great for a crowd

  • cathyet15a
    Jan 16, 2014

    These were fabulous. The family loved them.

  • shell7293
    Mar 19, 2013

    Quick and easy. I melted some leftover chocolate chips and drizzled over the top before baking.

  • sstetzel
    Dec 15, 2012

    Did you use low fat cream cheese?  Sometimes that will make a difference. Was it just the first piece or two that came out hard or all of them?

  • slaskowski
    Dec 15, 2012

    These were delicious with a little cherry pie filling or strawberry jam on top. My only problem was that the squares didn't come out of the pan very neatly. Any ideas? I chilled it overnight.

  • Fab4Gramma
    May 1, 2012

    One of the best cheesecakes, plus Quick and Easy. Great for a large group. Have the recipe handy because veryone will want it!

  • lindalu
    Feb 13, 2011

    This recipe is great! I have made this for large groups and it is the "perfect" dessert...Just a taste of delicious cheesecake!

  • doribow
    Dec 14, 2009

    This recipe is wonderful! I made 3 batches for an anniversary celebration. I used blueberries and strawberries and my friends loved every bit of it. This is perfect for those who do not like deserts too sweet. Thanks for sharing!