PINEAPPLE CHEESECAKE SQUARES

 

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Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped and toasted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • FILLING
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained (reserve 1 cup juice)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Directions

  • For the crust, mix all ingredients in medium bowl with fork until crumbly.
  • Press firmly and evenly in bottom of ungreased rectangular pan, 13x2x2 inches.
  • Bake at 350 degress until set.
  • 15 to 20 minutes.
  • For the filling, Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth and fluffy; beat in 1/2 cup sugar and the eggs.
  • Stir in 2/3 cup pineapple juice.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture over hot crust.
  • Bake just until center is set, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Mix flour and 1/4 cup sugar in 2-quart saucepan.
  • Stir in 1 cup reserved pineapple juice.
  • Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat; fold in pineapple.
  • Cool completely.
  • Beat whipping cream in chilled bowl until stiff.
  • Fold into pineapple mixture.
  • Spread carefully over dessert.
  • Cover loosely and refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.
  • Cut into about 3-inch squares.
  • Makes 12 squares.

Notes

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