Pecan Cheesecake Squares: A Nutty Twist on Creamy Indulgence 🍰🥧🌰

Satisfy your sweet cravings with a delightful combination of creamy cheesecake and crunchy pecans in our Pecan Cheesecake Squares. These indulgent treats are a perfect blend of smooth, velvety cheesecake and the rich, nutty flavor of pecans. With a buttery crust to complement the creamy filling, each bite is a symphony of textures and tastes. Elevate your dessert game with these delectable Pecan Cheesecake Squares!

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Pecan Topping:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

For the Crust:

  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
  1. Prepare Crust:
  • In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan to form an even crust.
  1. Bake Crust:
  • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Prepare Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined and creamy.
  1. Spread Filling Over Crust:
  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the baked crust, spreading it evenly.

For the Pecan Topping:

  1. Combine Pecan Topping Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, combine chopped pecans, melted butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  1. Spread Pecan Topping:
  • Spread the pecan topping over the cheesecake layer, covering it evenly.
  1. Bake:
  • Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the cheesecake is set.
  1. Cool and Chill:
  • Allow the Pecan Cheesecake Squares to cool in the pan, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for the best texture.
  1. Slice and Serve:
  • Once chilled, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the cheesecake out of the pan. Slice into squares and serve.

Our Pecan Cheesecake Squares are a nutty delight, combining creamy cheesecake, a buttery crust, and crunchy pecans. These squares are a delicious treat for any occasion, adding elegance and richness to your dessert table. Allow the creamy, nutty goodness to take center stage in your sweet celebrations by sharing these delectable squares with friends and family.

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