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Cinnamon Cherry Cheesecake Squares

This recipe was given to me by a friend at my wedding shower 24 years ago. It has become a real family favorite over the years.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cherry pie filling

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a 12x7-1/2x2-in. baking dish. Set aside.
  • For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Add vanilla. Pour into crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven; let stand for 5 minutes (leave oven on). For topping, combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; carefully spread over pie. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares; top each with a spoonful of cherry pie filling. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 290 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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