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Pecan Cheesecake Squares

Indulge in Decadence: Easy Pecan Cheesecake Squares Recipe


Shortbread Base:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Cheesecake Layer:
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pecan Pie Topping:
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans

How to make it 

Preheat oven to 350. Begin by making the shortbread layer. In a medium bowl, combine flour and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Press mixture evenly into bottom of a foil-lined 9×13″ baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes; remove from oven, and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

While the base bakes, prepare the cream cheese layer. Place the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat at medium speed until smooth. Beat in sugar. Add sour cream and vanilla, and beat until combined. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cooled shortbread layer. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

While the cheesecake layer bakes, prepare the pecan pie layer: In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter. Gently stir in the eggs, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir in pecans. Pour pecan mixture over cooled cheesecake layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is set, and the pecan pie layer is a rich brown color.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?