Blueberry Cheesecake bars can make me feel so full that I can barely move. These light and fresh-tasting blueberry cheesecake bars are a perfect way to end a spring brunch or dinner.
I really like cheesecake, but I like it in small doses. That is why I love a cheesecake bar or a cheesecake cupcake. Bars are the perfect size to have a bite of something indulgent but not really feel like you ate a whole meal. Blueberry Cheesecake bars can make me feel so full that I can barely move. These light and fresh-tasting blueberry cheesecake bars are a perfect way to end a spring brunch or dinner.
These bars are a perfect vehicle to change up the flavors. You could change the blueberries to cherries, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, or whatever you have around. You can also use lemon zest instead of orange to add a new dimension to the cheesecake bars. Have fun with it, that is the best part of cooking and baking. Use what you know to make something else delicious.
Blueberry Cheesecake Bars Ingredients //
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 (8-ounce) cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
How to Make // The Steps
Step 1: Put the sugar, cornstarch, orange juice, and blueberries in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it is thickened and has come to a bubble. Take off the heat and set it aside.
Step 2: Put the flour, powdered sugar, and butter in the mixer and mix until it comes together.
Step 3: It will be crumbly.
Step 4: Press into a foil or parchment-lined 9×13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven.
Step 5: While the crust is cooling, cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the flour. Add the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest.
Step 6: Pour the cream cheese mixture over the hot crust.
Step 7: Spoon the reserved blueberries over the cream cheese mixture.
Step 8: Take a knife and swirl the blueberries throughout the cream cheese.
Step 9: Put the pan back into the 350-degree oven and bake for another 20 minutes or until the bars are set.
Step 10: Let the pan cool on a rack for an hour. Then put the bars back into the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Step 11: Cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.
This recipe was adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.
How to Store//
A lot of times baking a big batch of dessert will result in leftovers and that is true for these cheesecake bars as well. The short answer to storing these bars is: Refrigerate.
These cheesecake bars contain dairy and eggs that are prone to going bad if not kept at the right temperature. Hence it is extremely important to put in the fridge and consume within 3-4 days.
Looking for other types of cheesecake //
Not a fan of blueberry cheesecake bars? No problem, I have curated a ton of cheesecake recipes for you and you can choose whichever one you like for your next baking adventure. Here are some of my favorite cheesecake recipes: Cookie Butter Cheesecake Brownies, Maple Cheesecake, Cheesecake cupcake.