Family Cheesecake SquaresThough these squares may sound time-consuming to make, they’re actually easy. The hardest part is…
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.
Divide dough into two parts.
Roll each piece to fit a 13×9-in.
Place one piece in pan.
For filling, beat yolk, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Spread over dough and cover with remaining dough.
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.