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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are an easy way to satisfy your craving for cheesecake. A sweet, simple spring or summer dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 155 kcal
Ingredients
For the crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (you'll need 14 whole rectangle shaped graham crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
For the cheesecake:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (reduced fat or regular)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (light or regular)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (use Meyer lemons if you can get them)
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries (about 2 cups)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 13- x 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
For the Crust:
  1. Break 14 graham crackers in half and place in the bowl of a food processor. Process until they are fine crumbs. Add the sugar and melted butter and process again to combine well. Transfer the crumb mixture to the prepared baking dish and press down to form an even layer.

  2. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove dish from the oven and let cool slightly while you prepare the filling.

For the Filling:
  1. Add cream cheese and sour cream to a large bowl and using hand or stand mixer, beat on medium speed until smooth. Add in the sugar and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla extract, salt, lemon zest and lemon juice. Fold in the blueberries gently with a wooden spoon until evenly incorporated.

  2. Pour the mixture over the graham cracker crust and gently spread into an even layer with an offset spatula.

  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until the center appears to be just set. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

Leftovers must be covered and refrigerated promptly. The bars are best if consumed within 2 to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 267IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.