Tessa's Recipe Rundown...
Taste: I love the intense vanilla aroma and flavor from the vanilla bean paired with the tang of the cream cheese which is offset by the sweetness of the sugar.
Texture: The best part! The crust is chewy and buttery, the filling is thick, smooth, and luscious, and the brulee topping is shatteringly crunchy.
Ease: Much easier than a full cheesecake or creme brulee! I used a kitchen torch to make mine but if you don’t have one a broiler should work fine.
Appearance: I just love the deep amber color of the burnt sugar on top. Plus these are perfect little squares!
Pros: Tasty twist on the classic dessert.
Cons: Not exactly diet friendly, but hey, at least the bars are smaller than slices of big cheesecake!
Would I make this again? Yes, probably because Jared loves cheesecake + vanilla so much. I prefer chocolate!