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Churro cheesecake bars

A dessert that combines the flavors of churros and cheesecake. It typically has a churro crust, a creamy cheesecake filling, and a cinnamon sugar topping.


1 c flour (all purpose flour)
3⁄4 c butter (unsalted butter, 1/2 cup cruts, 1/4 cup topping)
1 1⁄2 c sugar
1⁄4 t salt
1 pk cream cheese (8 oz package, softened)
3 egg (large)
1 t cinnamon (ground cinnamon)


Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Make the churro crust

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1/8-inch thick.

Cut out squares or rectangles of dough.

Fry the churro rectangles in hot oil until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.

Drain the churro circles on paper towels.

Maake the cheesecake filling

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

Assemble and bake the cheesecake

In a 9-inch springform pan, line the bottom with parchment paper.

Spread the churro crust rectangles evenly in the bottom of the pan.

Pour the cheesecake filling over the crust.

Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set.

Let the cheesecake cool completely before removing from the pan.

Make the cinnamon sugar topping

In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping over the cheesecake.

Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours. 

Cut into bars once chilled, before serving.

Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
6 servings


The bars could be baked in individual parchment paper boxes.

These bars go excellently with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.


Chocolate churro: Mix in chocolate chips or swirl in some melted chocolate into the cheesecake layer.

Fruity twist: Add a layer or swirl of fruit preserves (like raspberry or apricot) into the cheesecake mixture.

Zesty version: Add some lemon or orange zest into the cheesecake layer for a citrusy burst.

Spicy kick: For those who like a little heat, sprinkle a tiny bit of chili powder into the cinnamon-sugar mix.


Mexican cuisine

dessert, sweet treats
mix, bake, moderate
Mexican food recipes
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