Cheesecake Dreams


These bars are a 'dream' not only because of their creamy filling but for their ease of preparation. Cheesecake lovers can't eat just one!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
32 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • cup butter or margarine, melted


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and pecans. Stir in butter; mix well. Set aside 1/3 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Beat in the egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved pecan mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares, then cut each square in half diagonally. Store in the refrigerator.