How to Make Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bars

By Inspired Taste
Created January 10, 2017
Give regular cheesecake a twist with the fun and delicious additions of lemon and blueberries! MORE+ LESS-

Sure, cheesecake bars are a foolproof, crowd-pleasing dessert. But why not make them stand out even more by stirring in citrus and berry flavors? 

There are three parts to these little bars: the base, filling and streusel topping. Start with the base, which is a simple graham cracker crust with just a hint of lemon. You will need graham crackers, sugar, melted butter and lemon zest. 

The best tool for the job is a food processor; just throw everything in and pulse until crumbly. (If you do not have a food processor, add the crackers, sugar and lemon zest to a plastic bag and pound until crumbs form; combine with the melted butter.)

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Press the base into a pan greased with cooking spray; bake for about 10 minutes.

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Wipe out the bowl of the food processor, and then make the filling. You will need cream cheese, eggs, lemons and sugar. Eventually, you will also need blueberries.

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Just pulse everything together.

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Pour the filling into the cooled graham cracker crust and top with blueberries.

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Now for the topping. You will need flour, brown sugar and cold butter.

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Mix it all together until crumbly; sprinkle on top of the cheesecake and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

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Let the bars cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!