Strawberry Almond Cheesecake Squares | Recipes

Strawberry Almond Cheesecake Squares

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Makes:36 1” (2.5 cm) squares
Freezing:excellent

Fresh strawberries and delicious cheesecake transformed into easy-to-serve squares—great for entertaining.

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups 500 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
¾ cup 175 mL packed brown sugar
¾ cup 175 mL finely chopped almonds
¾ cup 175 mL butter

Filling

2 pkgs 8 oz./250g each cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup 150 mL granulated sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp 2 mL almond extract
1 cup 250 mL strawberry jam
¾ cup 175 mL sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 13” x 9” (3 L) baking dish and line with parchment paper overlapping two sides for easy removal.
  2. Crust: Combine flour, sugar and almonds in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup (175 mL) for topping.
  3. Press remainder of crust into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until edges are golden.
  5. Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and almond extract until smooth. Spread evenly over hot crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes longer.
  7. Stir jam until smooth. Spread over filling. Stir sliced almonds into reserved crumble mixture. Sprinkle over jam.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes longer. Cool completely on wire rack. Chill 3 hours or overnight before cutting into squares. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

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