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Family Cheesecake Squares

Family Cheesecake SquaresThough these squares may sound time-consuming to make, they’re actually easy. The hardest part is…

Family Cheesecake Squares

Family Cheesecake Squares


CRUST: 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup cold butter 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten FILLING: 1 large egg, separated 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Dissolve yeast in warm milk; add sugar and set aside.

In a large bowl, cut butter into flour and salt.

Add yolks and yeast mixture.

Mix thoroughly.

Divide dough into two parts.

Roll each piece to fit a 13×9-in.

baking pan.

Place one piece in pan.

For filling, beat yolk, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.

Spread over dough and cover with remaining dough.

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Press lightly to seal edges around pan.

Brush top with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with nuts.

Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1-1/2 hours.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cut into squares.

Refrigerate leftovers.

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