Though these Berry Cheesecake Bars require the oven, it spends 3 hours in the refrigerator to set up and becomes a creamy treat.
The lemon juice and zest are a must.
It balances out the tartness of the raspberries and enhances the blueberry flavor.
Plus, it’s an essential summer ingredient that brightens up any recipe.
And remember to use room temperature cream cheese.
Chilled cream cheese results in a lumpy batter.
If you are short on time, place the cheese in a microwave-safe dish and heat for approximately 30 seconds, just until soft.
Nothing beats a slice of creamy cheesecake bar loaded with summer berries.
I love it that it is painless to make, and the end result is always worth the efforts.
What’s more, it makes a gorgeous looking dessert for your summer parties and get-together.
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Berry Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Berry Cheesecake Bars - a sweet and delicious dessert topped with fresh berries. Perfect for the summertime and comes together easily!
- 2 tablespoons sugar (25 g)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (0.625 mL)
- 9 sheets graham crackers
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (60 g)
- 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (450 g)
- 2 eggs
- 2 lemons, zested and juiced
- 1/2 cup sugar (100 g)
- 3/4 cups fresh blueberries (110 g)
- 3/4 cups raspberries (110 g)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Spray an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper, making sure to leave some overhang.
Process all the crust ingredients in a blender or food processor until it looks sandy. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and pat gently to create an even layer. Bake the crust for 12 minutes; then transfer to a rack to cool.
Mix the cream cheese, eggs, lemon zest and juice and sugar in a blender or food processor. Pour the mixture over the cooled crust and top with berries.
Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool completely and then refrigerate for 3 hours. Use the parchment to lift the cheesecake from the pan, slice and serve.
For a cleaner cut, freeze the dessert slightly before slicing.