Blueberry Cheesecake Bars – Chocolate Coated Katie

Candy blueberries are swirled right into a thick layer of creamy cheesecake filling, on this simple and irresistibly scrumptious blueberry cheesecake bars recipe!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars

The most effective blueberry cheesecake bars

If you’re on the lookout for a easy, attention-grabbing celebration dessert to wow your entire friends or household, these summer season berry cheesecake bars are the proper selection.

It’s like wealthy New York type cheesecake and home made blueberry pie, all in the identical present stopping dessert!

The cheesecake layer is so delicate and creamy. And blueberry lovers will shortly return for seconds and thirds, till abruptly the complete tray is gone.

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Step-by-step recipe video

Above, watch the blueberry cheesecake bar recipe video

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Blueberry cheesecake bar substances

To make the recipe, you will have the next:

Contemporary blueberries, water or lemon juice, non-obligatory lemon zest, cream cheese and yogurt (or plant primarily based variations), pure vanilla extract, sweetener of selection, cornstarch or almond flour, and non-obligatory crust of selection.

You should utilize both common or Greek yogurt, and dairy free yogurt works too. If utilizing vanilla yogurt, omit the pure vanilla extract within the recipe.

Frozen blueberries could also be substituted for the recent ones. Since they are going to be heated on the range high, there isn’t a have to thaw the berries first.

Wish to add a crumble high? Use the topping from these Blueberry Bars.

Or swap up the flavour by substituting some or the entire blueberries with diced strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or cherries.

You too can stir a pinch of floor cinnamon or cardamom into the blueberry topping.

Relying on the precise substances used, the recipe may be dairy free, egg free, gluten free, oil free, low fats, low calorie, and vegan.

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Blueberry lemon cheesecake bars

As a enjoyable taste twist, you possibly can flip the bars into lime, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, or lemon blueberry cheesecake bars.

Merely embrace the non-obligatory lemon juice and lemon zest (or the juice and zest of the opposite fruits talked about above) within the blueberry swirl topping.

For a fair bolder lemon taste, use lemon yogurt within the cheesecake filling.

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Desire a thick layer of blueberry topping as an alternative of a marbled swirl?

Merely quadruple the blueberry topping recipe beneath and stir in a tablespoon of cornstarch. In different phrases, use two cups of blueberries, a fourth cup of sweetener, about three tablespoons of non-obligatory lemon juice, and add a tablespoon of cornstarch.

Carry to a boil, then flip the warmth to low and whisk till thick.

Let cool earlier than layering the blueberry sauce on high of the cheesecake layer within the pan.

For those who favor, you possibly can substitute canned blueberry pie filling for this home made blueberry topping.

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Tips on how to make blueberry swirl cream cheese bars

Start by lining the underside of an eight inch sq. baking pan with parchment paper.

If you can be utilizing a crust, press it firmly into the pan. Then set this pan apart and convey the cream cheese to room temperature so it is going to be simpler to mix.

Preheat the oven to 350 levels Fahrenheit.

Fill a further baking pan of any measurement about midway up with water, and place it on the oven’s backside rack. This can add additional moisture to the oven and is a superb trick for stopping the blueberry cheesecake squares from cracking whereas they bake.

In a small saucepan, whisk the blueberries, water, and two tablespoons sugar or sweetener of selection over medium warmth.

Stir continuously till the blueberry sauce thickens. If a very easy sauce is desired, you need to use an immersion blender to shortly mix till easy. I normally don’t hassle with this step, as I like a bit texture within the bars.

Set the topping apart to chill.

Mix the cream cheese, yogurt, remaining sweetener, cornstarch or almond meal, and pure vanilla extract in a meals processor or blender till easy.

Don’t over mix, which might introduce air bubbles into the filling that may burst and trigger cracking whereas the bars are baking.

Unfold the blueberry cheesecake filling evenly into the ready baking pan.

Dollop spoonfuls of the blueberry topping onto the filling. Use a knife, fork, or toothpick to swirl the blueberries into the bars.

Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for twenty 5 minutes.

Then go away the oven door utterly closed, flip the oven off, and let the pan sit within the turned-off oven for a further ten minutes.

This step permits the blueberry bars to chill step by step and helps to keep away from cracking.

Graham Cracker Crust

Cheesecake sq. crust choices

Be happy to make use of your favourite crust that matches an eight inch pan.

Or omit the crust to make crustless blueberry cheesecake bars.

If you need a shortbread crust, I like to recommend the one I exploit in these Peach Bars.

You too can use half a sheet of crescent rolls, spreading it into the underside of the pan as an alternative of a standard crust.

For the bars within the images, I went with a no bake graham cracker crust:

Pulse twelve full graham cracker sheets or two cups of graham cracker crumbs in a meals processor with three tablespoons of oil or butter.

Press the crumbs down very firmly and evenly into the underside of a parchment lined pan. Then unfold the cheesecake filling and blueberry swirl on high.

There is no such thing as a have to pre bake this crust.

Blueberry Cheesecake Bar Recipe 8x8 Pan

Storage ideas for leftovers

Take away the pan from the oven and permit the bars to proceed to chill.

As soon as now not scorching, switch the complete pan to the fridge, cowl loosely with paper towels or a material, and let sit at the very least six hours or in a single day.

The home made blueberry cheesecake squares will agency up significantly as they cool and slice simply as soon as agency.

I usually slice the pan into 9 giant bars or sixteen mini cheesecake bars.

The recipe is simple to move and is thus nice for serving at birthday events, barbecues, or potlucks. As a result of perishable substances, leftover bars must be refrigerated if not consuming inside just a few hours.

Slice and refrigerate leftovers in an hermetic lined container for as much as 5 days.

Add a sheet of parchment paper in between every layer of cheesecake squares so they don’t stick to one another.

You might also freeze the bars, with parchment paper in between every layer, for as much as three months. Relying on the kind of crust, it might get soggy as soon as thawed, so maintain this in thoughts in the event you favor crispy or chewy crust.

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Blueberry Topping

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp sweetener of selection
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (non-obligatory)
  • non-obligatory zest of 1 lemon

Cheesecake Filling

  • 12 oz cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of selection (see above for choices)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (or 4 tbsp almond flour)
  • non-obligatory crust (two choices are listed above)
  • Line an 8 inch pan with parchment. If utilizing a crust, press it into the pan. Carry cream cheese to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In case you have an additional baking pan (of any measurement), fill it midway with water and place it on the decrease rack of the oven. This non-obligatory step provides moisture to the oven and helps forestall the blueberry cheesecake bars from cracking.Whisk the blueberries, lemon, and 1 tbsp sweetener in a small saucepan over medium warmth, stirring continually. Mash with a fork or immersion blender. Put aside. Mix all filling substances simply till easy. Don’t over-blend. Easy filling into the ready pan. Add spoonfuls of blueberry topping, then use a knife or toothpick to swirl it into the filling. (You may see a visible within the recipe video above.)Place on the oven’s heart rack. Bake 25 minutes, then don’t open the oven door even a crack, however let the bars sit within the turned-off oven for a further ten minutes. Take away from the oven, and permit to chill absolutely earlier than transferring to the fridge for just a few hours (or in a single day). The still-jiggly bars will agency up significantly as they cool within the fridge.View Vitamin Information

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