Pecan cheesecake squares

    1 hour 5 min

    A buttery pecan base is topped with a cheesecake-like filling, then baked to perfection. Serve these delicious squares as a snack, dessert or with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 1 23x33cm tin

    • 525g sponge cake mix
    • 225g unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 egg
    • 120g pecans, chopped
    • 450g cream cheese
    • 480g icing sugar
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23x33cm or similar sized tin. Mix together the sponge cake mix, melted butter and the egg. Stir in the chopped pecans. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared tin. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the icing sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time until blended.
    3. Pour cream cheese mixture over the base. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Cool in the tin, then cut into squares before serving.

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    This recipe for chess squares works very well, and is easy. I cut it in half, and it fit a 9" round pan perfectly. They are really, really sweet and very rich. The recipe makes a lot of the cream cheese layer, you could easily cut it in half if you want less sugar. Overall, if you like chess squares, this recipe is great. If you think it's too much sugar, you're obviously not from the South.  -  15 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Enjoyed by all, but I only used one package of cream cheese and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar for the topping and reduced the cooking time to 30 minutes. Turned out perfect.  -  01 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is great. I added a can of cherry pie filling on top and it tasted just like cheesecake.  -  09 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)