Pecan Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Pecan Cheesecake Squares Recipe


  • For Shortbread:
  • 5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 5 oz firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 oz butter softened
  • 2 oz pecans finely chopped
  • For Cheesecake:
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 oz sugar
  • 4 oz milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For Pecan Pie Topping:
  • 5 oz firmly packed brown sugar
  • 6 oz light corn syrup
  • 3 oz butter melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz pecans coarsely chopped


  • To prepared shortbread, combine flour, brown sugar and butter in the food processor bowl and give few pulses to make soft crumbs.
  • Transfer the crumbs mixture to a mixing bowl and then mix with pecans.
  • Take a greased rectangular baking pan, spread the prepared crumbs mixture at the bottom of the pan and press it to make even layer.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 mins. then remove from oven and cool it to room temperature. Shortbread layer is now ready.
  • To prepare cheesecake layer, beat cream cheese until becomes fluffy then beat with sugar, milk and vanilla.
  • Pour this batter onto the shortbread layer and bake again for 15 mins. then remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  • Now to prepared pecan pie topping, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and melted butter and mix well.
  • Add beaten eggs, salt, and vanilla extract and whisk again to mix.
  • In the end add chopped pecans and mix.
  • Now spread this mixture onto the cream cheese layer and bake for 30-40 mins. more until becomes brown and bakes well from the center.
  • When the pecan cheesecake are cooled to room temperature after baking then cut into squares using sharp knife.

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