Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

blueberry cheesecake barsI 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. Cheesecake 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 the orange to add a new dimension to the cheesecake bars. Have fun with it, that is the best part of cooking and baking. Using what you know to make something else delicious.

blueberry cheesecake bars2 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

blueberry cheesecake barsPut 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 aside.

blueberry cheesecake barsPut the flour, powdered sugar, and butter in the mixer and mix until it comes together.

blueberry cheesecake barsIt will be crumbly.

blueberry cheesecake barsPress into a foil or parchment lined 9×13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.

blueberry cheesecake barsWhile the crust is cooking, cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the flour. Add the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest.

blueberry cheesecake barsPour the cream cheese mixture over the hot crust.

blueberry cheesecake barsSpoon the reserved blueberries over the cream cheese mixture.

blueberry cheesecake barsTake a knife and swirl the blueberries throughout the cream cheese.

blueberry cheesecake barsPut the pan back into the 350 degree oven and bake for another 20 minutes or until the bars are set.

blueberry cheesecake barsLet the pan cool on a rack for an hour. Then put the bars back into the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.

blueberry cheesecake barsCut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.

blueberry cheesecake bars This recipe was adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.

blueberry cheesecake bars

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Yield: makes 9

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars - creamy cheesecake squared studded with blueberries.

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

Instructions

  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 aside.
  2. Put the flour, powdered sugar, and butter in the mixer and mix until it comes together.
  3. It will be crumbly.
  4. Press into a foil or parchment lined 9×13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.
  5. While the crust is cooking, cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the flour. Add the eggs, vanilla, and orange zest.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the hot crust.
  7. Spoon the reserved blueberries over the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Take a knife and swirl the blueberries throughout the cream cheese.
  9. Put the pan back into the 350 degree oven and bake for another 20 minutes or until the bars are set.
  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.
  11. Cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 49 Comments

  1. Hakeem

    Hi, I tried your recipe and it tasted great, but my cream cheese mixture was too runny. What did I do wrong?

    Greetings from Cologne/Germany.
    Hakeem

    1. bakedbree

      I don’t really know Hakeem. Maybe underbaked?

  2. Jason DiSilva

    The blueberry’s look amazing I am going to have to make these really soon now that you have me salivating. Would love to see more of your creations. I am going to have to shoot food more its amazing how it keeps you in the moment of the preparation and enjoyment. Keep up the great recipes.

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome! Glad that you like it.

  3. Sheila

    I love cheesecake too, and I really like making bars so for me this looks like the perfect combination. Will have to try this, soon!

    1. bakedbree

      Hope you love them!

  4. Christina

    Hey Bree. Thanks for the recipe. Have made these for my small cafe in Northern Canada. I didn’t make my cheesecake sweet enough (I doubled the creamcheese but not the sugar!) so a good dousing of icing sugar on serving should make them perfect for tomorrow’s menu. The blueberry sauce is such a neat idea and looks great marbled through the cheesecake. I like the shortcrust base, rather than the usual cookie. It’s light and butter and complements the smooth cheesecake beautifully. Cheers from Norman Wells (google it :P)!

    1. bakedbree

      I am glad that you liked them! Aren’t they pretty?

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