Pecan Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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This Pecan Cheesecake Bar recipe has a crumb crust topped with a cream cheese mixture and crumble topping.  Finish it off with chocolate, caramel and whipped toppings for elegant and delicious added touch!

Pecan Cheesecake bars

These delicious bars combine two of my dessert favorites: cheesecake and Pecan Pie. Enjoy cheesecake in the form of an easy bar with layers of caramel, rich topping and crunchy nuts. … Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping, pecans and toppings.  I love it when a dessert is easy to make and even easier to transport.  This one would be the perfect dish to make ahead and keep in the refrigerator until time for dessert Thanksgiving Day!  This is a favorite family recipe that everyone loves.

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The shortbread crust is quick to bake while you make the filling.  Then when you take the crust out you immediately spread the cream cheese filling out and add the remaining crust topping.  Bake and cool before serving.  It is always yummy to add a drizzle of chocolate topping, caramel and whipped topping for a fancy touch.  Or just eat them plain for a finger dessert!

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Pecan Cheesecake Bars Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)

Ingredients

  • Crumb Mixture
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Filling Mixture
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  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, brown sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture; set aside.
  2. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Spread filling over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; press lightly into filling.
  4. Continue baking 30-40 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store refrigerated.
  5. Top with chocolate topping, Caramel topping or Whipped topping.
Meal Type: Desserts, Thanksgiving
Categories: Brownies and Bars, Oven

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