Praline Cheesecake Squares

This dessert is very rich, so cut it into small servings. Make it ahead because cheesecakes are best when served the next day.

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Makes:
48 servings
Serving Size:
1 square
Prep:
40 mins
Bake:
50 mins to 60 hrs 350°F
Chill:
2 hrs to 24 hrs
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Praline Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients
2 1/2
2/3
cup finely chopped pecans
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
3
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
4
eggs
1
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup whipping cream
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla

Directions

  1. For crust, in a large bowl combine flour, melted butter, the 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans, and the powdered sugar; mix well. Press mixture into the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is set and light golden brown around the edges.
  2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, granulated sugar, and the 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour filling over baked crust. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  3. For topping, in a medium saucepan combine brown sugar and whipping cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the 1 cup chopped pecans and the 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour topping over cheesecake. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours before serving. Cut into squares. Makes 48 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

To Tote:

Cover tightly. Transport in an insulated cooler with ice packs. (Or cut into squares and place in a single layer in a shallow container. Cover and transport in an insulated cooler with ice packs.)

For 24 Servings:

Prepare using method above, except assemble and bake in an 8x8x2-inch baking pan.

Nutrition Facts

(Praline Cheesecake Squares)
    Per serving:
  • 214 kcal cal.,
  • 15 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 54 mg chol.,
  • 103 mg sodium,
  • 18 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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