Baked Cheesecake Squares

If you like cheesecake, you’ll love these bars.

Original recipe makes 1 dozen


1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
6 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8 inch square baking pan.
  2. To make the crust: In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Gradually blend in flour and walnuts. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Set aside one cup of crust mixture. Press the rest of the mixture into the bottom of baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. To make filling: in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar. Add in egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla until well blended.
  5. Spread the filling over warm crust. Sprinkle top with remaining crust mixture. Bake for another 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool on wire racks before cutting.


Calories: 390 kcal
Carbohydrates: 38.5 g
Cholesterol: 53 mg
Fat: 24.4 g
Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 6.1 g
Sodium: 64 mg