These Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are a heavenly dessert that combines the rich creaminess of cheesecake with the sweet flavor of juicy blueberries, creating a mouthwatering delight that you won’t be able to resist.
The bars have a smooth and dense layer of cheesecake made from creamy cream cheese, vanilla, and a hint of lemon. This creamy base pairs perfectly with the burst of flavor from the fresh blueberry sauce, which creates a beautiful, marbled pattern as they swirl together during baking.
Beneath the cheesecake and blueberries, there’s a crumbly crust made from digestive biscuits or graham crackers. This buttery and slightly sweet crust adds a delicious contrast in texture and taste, making each bite a delightful experience.
These Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are not only scrumptious but also convenient. They’re cut into easy-to-hold portions, making them a great option for parties, gatherings, or a quick snack. They add a touch of elegance to any dessert table and are sure to impress your guests.
If you love blueberries and cheesecake, or just want to try something delicious, our Blueberry Cheesecake Bars will satisfy your cravings. The creamy cheesecake, juicy blueberries, and crumbly crust create a delightful treat that will leave you wanting more.
Hope you will try them out and if you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. I love seeing how it turns out for you. Enjoy!
How to make the blueberry cheesecake bars
There are few simple steps you need to follow to create this mouthwatering treat that will impress your family and friends. First prepare the blueberry sauce, then continue with the crust and cream cheese filling. Assemble the cake and bake. Chill and enjoy of the best cheesecake bars ever.
How to prepare the blueberry sauce
In a saucepan, combine fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir the mixture and bring it to a boil. Allow it to simmer for approximately 5 minutes until the blueberries become soft and the sauce thickens. Once done, strain the sauce and set it aside to cool.
How to make the crust
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Take an 8-inch (20cm) square springform pan and line it with parchment paper. In a food processor, crush graham crackers or digestive biscuits until they turn into fine crumbs.
Add melted butter and sugar to the crumbs and mix until they are evenly moistened. Press this crumbly mixture firmly onto the bottom of the prepared pan using the back of a spoon. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10-13 minutes until it turns golden. Once baked, set it aside to cool completely.
How to prepare the cream cheese filling
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it becomes smooth and creamy. Add sugar, a pinch of salt, and cornstarch to the cream cheese, mixing until everything is well combined. Crack an egg into the mixture and blend it thoroughly. Stir in the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and sour cream, ensuring a smooth and well-blended batter. Be cautious not to overmix the batter to avoid incorporating excess air.
How to assemble and bake the blueberry cheesecake bars
Pour the prepared cream cheese filling over the cooled crust in the pan. Take the blueberry sauce you prepared earlier and gently spoon it on top of the cream cheese layer. Use a skewer to create beautiful swirls on the surface, combining the two layers to create an enticing marbled pattern.
Lower the oven temperature to 300°F (150°C) and bake the cheesecake bars for 25-30 minutes. Once done, remove the pan from the oven and run a sharp knife around the inner edge to loosen the bars. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely at room temperature. Cover the pan and refrigerate the bars overnight to allow them to set perfectly.
The next day, carefully transfer the chilled Blueberry Cheesecake Bars onto a serving platter. Cut them into squares and enjoy the delightful combination of creamy cheesecake and juicy blueberry swirls.
Other bars you may like to try
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Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
For the Crust
- 7 oz (200g) digestive biscuits or graham crackers
- 2 tbsp (30g) sugar
- 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter , melted
For the Blueberry Sauce
- 9 oz (250g) blueberries
- 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
- 1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
- 1 tsp (2g) cornstarch
Cream Cheese Filling
- 9 oz (250g) cream cheese , room temperature
- 2 tbsp (30g) sugar
- 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
- lemon zest from a lemon
- 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
- 1 large egg , room temperature
- 1/4 cup (60g) sour cream
- 2 tsp (4g) cornstarch
Prepare the blueberry sauce.
- In a saucepan add the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch.
- Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Sieve and allow to cool.
Prepare the crust.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line with parchment paper a 8-inch (20cm) square springform pan (with a removable base).
- Place the crackers or digestive biscuits into the bowl of a food processor and crush until crumbs form. Add sugar and melted butter and mix until evenly moistened.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan using the back of a spoon.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
- Reduce oven temperature to 300°F (150°C).
Prepare the cream cheese filling.
- In a large bowl mix the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, salt, cornstarch and mix until combined.
- Add the egg and mix until it is well incorporated. Add vanilla extract, lemon zest and sour cream. Mix until well combined. Try to not overmix the batter to incorporate as little air as possible.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture over the prepared crust.
- Gently spoon the blueberry sauce on top.
- Use a skewer to create swirls on top.
- Bake at 300°F (150°C) for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove and run a sharp knife around the inside edge of the pan. Let it cool completely at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Transfer the cheesecake to a serving platter and cut into squares.