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Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 9

Elevate your cheesecake with a sweet and tangy blueberry and lemon filling and tasty strudel topping. ...MORE+ LESS-

Inspired Taste Inspired Taste
June 11, 2012

Ingredients

Crust

9
graham cracker rectangles
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4
cup butter, melted

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2
eggs
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel
1/4
cup fresh lemon juice
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1 1/2
cups fresh blueberries or Cascadian Farm® organic frozen blueberries (thawed) (from 8-oz bag)

Streusel Topping

1
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
6
tablespoons cold unsalted butter

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 8- or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In food processor, place graham crackers, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon peel. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until crumbs form. Add melted butter. Cover; process with 3 to 4 pulses until incorporated. Press mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, wipe food processor with paper towel. Add cream cheese, eggs, 2 tablespoons lemon peel, the lemon juice and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Cover; process until smooth. Pour filling over crust. Top with blueberries.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, mix topping ingredients with fork or fingers until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 5
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and center is almost set (center should jiggle only slightly when moved). Cool 1 hour on cooling rack. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Cut into 3 rows by 3 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Replace the blueberries with blackberries or raspberries.
  • To chill the bars faster and make cutting them easier, place in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
18g
92%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
130mg
44%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
46g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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