Cheesecake Squares Recipe w/ Brown Sugar Crumble Topping

Or Topped With Fresh Berries

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These cheesecake squares are a delightful addition to any party or picnic. Instead of the crumble mixture on top, try fresh berries for a change of pace. Also, if you plan to use sugar substitute, check the packaging for any changes in recipe measurements. Some substitutes are fine to swap out 1:1, but others may require more or less.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 C granulated brown sugar or substitute
  • 1 C oat flour
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar or substitute
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

Place the butter, brown sugar, and flour in a large mixing bowl. Use a fork and mix the ingredients together until it becomes very crumbly. Remove 1 C of the mix and set aside for later use.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a square baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake 12 minutes. Remove and set aside for later use.

Mix the cream cheese and sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until very smooth. Beat in the egg until combined well. Place the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and lemon juice into the mixture. Beat until mixture begins to thicken. Use a rubber spatula and spread the mixture over the baked crust. Top with the 1 C of reserved crumble mixture. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours before cutting into squares.

 

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