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Pecan Cheesecake Squares

Post by StarryNightDave » Sat May 02, 2015 9:19 pm

This sounds fantastic!!

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Pecan Cheesecake Squares

For the shortbread layer
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

For the cheesecake layer
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the pecan pie layer
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

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350.
For 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 1/2 cup pecans. Press mixture evenly into bottom of a greased 9x13" baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven, and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

For the cheesecake layer: Place the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer outfitted with a paddle attachment, and beat at medium speed until smooth. Beat in sugar. Add milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla, and beat until combined. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the cooled shortbread layer. Bake for 15 minutes; remove from oven and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
For the pecan pie layer: In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter. Gently stir in the eggs, salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir in 1 1/2 cups pecans. Pour pecan mixture over cooled cheesecake layer. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until center is set and pecan pie layer is a rich brown color.

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Re: Pecan Cheesecake Squares

Post by LandLover » Sat May 02, 2015 10:35 pm

now im hungry :drool:

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sun May 03, 2015 4:12 pm

That looks absolutely delicious, and I love brown sugar. The only thing I would add to the instructions Dave, would be to make sure the eggs, butter, milk and cream cheese are at room temperature before starting. That will make the finished product unbelievably smooth and creamy.

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Post by StarryNightDave » Mon May 04, 2015 2:47 pm

ConsrvYank1 wrote:That looks absolutely delicious, and I love brown sugar. The only thing I would add to the instructions Dave, would be to make sure the eggs, butter, milk and cream cheese are at room temperature before starting. That will make the finished product unbelievably smooth and creamy.

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Good suggestion. :yes:

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Thu May 07, 2015 11:59 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:That looks absolutely delicious, and I love brown sugar. The only thing I would add to the instructions Dave, would be to make sure the eggs, butter, milk and cream cheese are at room temperature before starting. That will make the finished product unbelievably smooth and creamy.

:drool:
Good suggestion. :yes:
Since this cheesecake looks like it could be my absolute favorite desert of all time, I am wondering if you have made it yet?

Oh, and if you did, did you toast the pecans first?

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Post by StarryNightDave » Sat May 09, 2015 9:12 pm

Haven't made this just yet. But I may make it tomorrow morning for Mother's day. And yes, I'll toast the pecans first.

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Post by StarryNightDave » Sun May 10, 2015 10:16 pm

Sorry to report that I didn't make this. My wife opted for the PEANUT BUTTER CAKE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE ICING recipe. :dunno:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Mon May 11, 2015 10:06 am

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sun May 24, 2015 1:57 am

StarryNightDave wrote:Sorry to report that I didn't make this. My wife opted for the PEANUT BUTTER CAKE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE ICING recipe. :dunno:
I am still waiting for you to report about the Pecan Cheesecake Squares. :wait:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Mon May 25, 2015 8:08 pm

:lol: Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, did you see my post about the chocolate mayonnaise cake?

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:28 am

StarryNightDave wrote:Sorry to report that I didn't make this. My wife opted for the PEANUT BUTTER CAKE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE ICING recipe. :dunno:
BUMP! :)

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Re: Pecan Cheesecake Squares

Post by StarryNightDave » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:13 pm

Maybe for the 4th of July.

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:14 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:Maybe for the 4th of July.
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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:05 pm

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Maybe for the 4th of July.
:cheer:
How about Labor Day?

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Post by StarryNightDave » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:18 pm

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:32 pm

StarryNightDave wrote: :shakehead:
Christmas? :mrgreen:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:25 pm

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Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 am

Hey! Look over there!

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Re: Pecan Cheesecake Squares

Post by Kermit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:24 pm

I got a recipe for lil cheese cakes that you make in cupcake holders.
Always bought several different toppings for the guest to pick from
That was back in my hero days
Loads of work

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Re: Pecan Cheesecake Squares

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:01 am

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2015 11:59 pm
StarryNightDave wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:That looks absolutely delicious, and I love brown sugar. The only thing I would add to the instructions Dave, would be to make sure the eggs, butter, milk and cream cheese are at room temperature before starting. That will make the finished product unbelievably smooth and creamy.

:drool:
Good suggestion. :yes:
Since this cheesecake looks like it could be my absolute favorite desert of all time, I am wondering if you have made it yet?

Oh, and if you did, did you toast the pecans first?
Oh, and one other thing. When the cheesecake is finished baking, turn off the oven, open the door, and let it sit in there for an hour, then remove, and chill.

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