Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are the perfect way to enjoy the flavor of blueberries and cheesecake. Enjoy this easy recipe that can feed a crowd!

blueberry cheesecake bars with graham cracker crust in a row.

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Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

Blueberry cheesecake bars are the perfect way to enjoy the flavor of blueberries and cheesecake. Enjoy this easy bar recipe that can feed a crowd! And, because you cut them into cheesecake squares, these bars are great to pack for a picnic, a family road trip, or dinner at a friend’s house.

Blueberry cheesecake bars are packed with flavor and are so easy to make! You’ll wonder why you bothered with a full cheesecake when you could have these instead! If you’re intimidated by regular cheesecake, have no fear, this blueberry cheesecake bars recipe is here to save the day.

What Is a Cheesecake Bar?

These cheesecake bars start with a thick graham cracker crust which is absolutely my favorite kind of crust these days. And, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the light and creamy cheesecake filling.

The finishing touch is a topping of your favorite fruit pie filling – in this recipe, it’s blueberry.

What Makes Blueberry Cheesecake Bars So Good?

Blueberry cream cheese bars are a super easy dessert treat that can be made with blueberry pie topping. Cheesecake and blueberries are made for each other.

The graham cracker crust is slightly crunchy, buttery, nutty, and not overly sweet. Everyone will love these delicious blueberry bars with cream cheese! They’re so good they’ll be licking their fingers for every last little bit.

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe Ingredients

Just some basic ingredients are all you need for these easy blueberry cheesecake bars.

  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Blueberry pie filling
blueberry cheesecake bars ingredients.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Crust: If you don’t happen to have graham crackers on hand, vanilla cookie crumbs will work. Golden Oreos would be a delicious choice too. You can also get creative and use regular Oreos or ginger snaps if you like the combination of blueberries with chocolate or ginger.
  • Cream Cheese: Use Neufchatel cheese for a different flavor and less fat.
  • Fruit: You can choose to substitute other kinds of fruit – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. Use preserves if your selected fruit doesn’t come in a pie filling.
  • Extra Toppings: Drizzle on some hot fudge sauce! Yes, please! Or, sprinkle on some chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

How to Make Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

This blueberry cheesecake bars recipe requires no finicky steps – just some simple, straightforward baking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with a non-stick spray.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar until all crumbs are coated and moist.
graham cracker crust ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  1. Lightly press the crumb mixture into the prepared baking dish.
graham cracker crust.
  1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sour cream and sugar and beat again.
cream cheese mixture in a bowl.
  1. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat one more time.
adding an egg to cheesecake filling mixture in a mixing bowl.
  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the crust.
  2. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 to 55 minutes.
  3. When completely cooled, top the cheesecake layer with the pie filling.
  4. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Cut it into squares or rectangles and serve.
nine blueberry cheesecake bars.

How Do You Know When a Cheesecake Bar Is Set?

When your cheesecake bar is done, the center will no longer be wobbly, and it will be just beginning to turn golden around the edges.

Cheesecake Bar Tips

This blueberry cream cheese bars recipe makes a cheesecake filling that is thick, creamy, and sweet. These cheesecake bars are finished off with a dream topping of blueberry pie filling. Here are five suggestions to help you make these bars:

  1. Don’t use chilled cream cheese because you’ll get a lumpy batter.
  2. To soften your cream cheese, place it in a microwaveable bowl and microwave on high for approximately 15-20 seconds, or just until soft.
  3. For easy cleanup, line your baking pan with foil. Here’s an easy way to do this. Turn your pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over the top of the pan, smoothing the corners as necessary. Remove the foil and turn the pan over. The foil will now fit perfectly inside the pan.
  4. If you don’t line your pan with foil, run a knife around the edges of the pan as soon as the bars come out of the oven. This will loosen the bars a bit and help prevent them from cracking as they cool.
  5. Using a wet, clean knife makes cutting these blueberry cheesecake squares easier. Do not cut the bars until they are cold or you’ll completely wreck them.

What Can You Serve With Blueberry Cheesecake Bars?

  • Blueberry bars with cream cheese go perfectly with coffee or tea. A vanilla latte would be a good choice.
  • Cream cheese blueberry bars make a perfect dessert topped with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

How to Store Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Store these easy blueberry cheesecake bars in an airtight container in your refrigerator. The bars will quickly dry out in the fridge if left uncovered.

You can also freeze them in a freezer-safe container. Thaw the frozen bars overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

How Long Do Blueberry Cheesecake Bars Last?

These bars will stay fresh in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to five days.

They will last for up to 4 months when frozen.

blueberry cheesecake bars in rows on a wire rack.

More Dessert Bar Recipes

Do you love making dessert bars for your family? Here are some more bar recipes for you to try. And, I would love to hear if your family has a favorite bar – just drop me a line in the comments section.

Favorite Cheesecake Recipes

Check out more of my dessert recipes and the best summer recipes here on CopyKat!

blueberry cheesecake bars with graham cracker crust in a row.

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

If you enjoy classic baked cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and blueberry topping, these Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars are for you.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars, Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 296kcal

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cheesecake Filling

  • 32 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Blueberry Topping

  • 24 ounces blueberry pie filling

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a 9×13-inch baking dish with foil. Lightly spray the foil with non-stick spray.

Graham Cracker Crust

  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon until all the crumbs are coated and moist.
  • Lightly press the crumb mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl until it is smooth.
  • Add the sour cream and sugar, and beat again.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla extract, and beat one more time.
  • Spoon the cheesecake filling evenly on top of the crust, smoothing it out to cover the crust completely.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. When it is done, the center will no longer wobble and the edges will be just starting to turn golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Blueberry Topping & Serving

  • Spread the blueberry pie filling over the top of the cheesecake and refrigerate.
  • When it is thoroughly chilled, cut it into squares and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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