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Blueberry Crumble Cheesecake Bars


Description

A creamy buttery blueberry bar with layers of cheesecake, fresh blueberries, and a crumble topping. Perfect as an after dinner dessert or sharing with friends over coffee and conversation.


Ingredients

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Crust and Topping

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), chilled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Cheesecake Layer

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon zest and 3 tablespoons juice from one lemon 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper (see photo above)
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. With a fork or pastry cutter, mix in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Press 2/3 of the dough firmly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, and sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs, lemon juice, and zest until combined,
  • Pour the cheesecake batter over the crust, and smooth out.
  • Sprinkle the fresh blueberries over the cheesecake batter.
  • Pinch small pieces of the remaining dough, and press them into the top of the blueberries. 
  • Bake for 55 minutes. The top should turn a very light golden color.
  • Cool for 15 minutes before serving.