Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars – delicious bars with a graham cracker crust, a subtle lemony cheesecake layer, covered with spiced blueberries and a lemon zest streusel topping.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars - lemony cheesecake bars covered in blueberries and a lemon streusel topping.

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Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars - lemony cheesecake bars covered in blueberries and a lemon streusel topping.

Anywho,
let’s get to the recipe, so I can get back into the kitchen today.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars - lemony cheesecake bars covered in blueberries and a lemon streusel topping.

 

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars - lemony cheesecake bars covered in blueberries and a lemon streusel topping.

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 8 X 8-inch pan

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Cheesecake Filling
  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (I used half of a lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Blueberry Layer
  • 12 ounces blueberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • Streusel Topping
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and prepare an 8 X 8-inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
  2. Crust
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the crust: graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter, mixing well with a fork.
  4. Place crust mixture into prepared baking dish, pressing down gently with your fingers.
  5. Cheesecake Filling
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until soft and smooth, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the sugar, egg lemon juice and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  8. Pour over crust, spreading evenly.
  9. Blueberry Layer
  10. Rinse the blueberries.
  11. In a medium bowl, combine ingredients for the blueberry layer: brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Mix well.
  12. Add 6 ounces of the blueberries to the dry ingredients and toss to coat.
  13. Distribute evenly over the cheesecake layer in the baking dish.
  14. Place the remaining blueberries evenly over the cheesecake layer.
  15. Streusel Topping
  16. In another medium bowl, combine ingredients for streusel topping: brown sugar, flour, oats, cardamom, and melted butter. Mix will until a coarse meal is formed. Sprinkle evenly over blueberry layer.
  17. Bake for 30-40 minutes until streusel is golden.
  18. Transfer baking dish to a wire rack to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for an hour or more to set.
http://www.365daysofbakingandmore.com/2014/03/blueberry-lemon-cheesecake-bars/

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars - lemony cheesecake bars covered in blueberries and a lemon streusel topping.

 

I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and these Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
I really liked the combination of the blueberries and lemon.
These bars were sweet, but not overly sweet and had the perfect balance of flavors.
I think you’ll enjoy them, too!

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