Easy Cheesecake Squares

Easy Cheesecake SquaresRecipe
Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo
Prep: 25 minutes; Cook: 25 minutes; Chill: 1 hour. Chill the bottom layer of dough to help the cream cheese spread more easily.
Makes 36 squares (serving size: 1 square)


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Cooking spray
2 (8-ounce) blocks 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat refrigerated crescent dinner roll dough, divided
1 large egg white
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

3. Combine cream cheese and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.

4. Unroll 1 can of dough, and press into bottom of pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough.

5. Whisk egg white in a small bowl. Unroll second can of dough, and place over cream cheese mixture. Brush top of pastry with egg white.

6. Combine sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over pastry. Bake 25 minutes, or until pastry is golden and puffed.

7. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour, or until cool; cut into squares. Store up to 3 days in fridge.

Created date

November 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 97
Fat 5 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 156 mg
Calcium 11 mg