Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

LemonCheesecakeBars1
This weekend was the first day of spring. Although the weather did not reflect a beautiful spring day, my kitchen did. While it was sleeting outside, I was squeezing and zesting lemons for these refreshing treats. The Officer requested some lemon bars and when I found this recipe, which is actually for lemon cheesecake bars, I figured he would love them (he obsesses over two desserts: brownies and cheesecake).

LemonCheesecakeBars2
These bars are a fantastic combination of a citrus spring dessert with the creaminess of cheesecake. Then topped with blueberries, they make a gorgeous, yet casual dessert. The Officer couldn’t stop eating them. The lemon is mild enough to not overwhelm the crust and the blueberries. They make a nice little trio in your mouth.

LemonCheesecakeBars3
And one thing about lemons is, I think they are so pretty. I love the bright, fresh skin of a lemon and the fantastic design on the inside. I can’t help but think about summer when I see lemons…it is almost here. So raise your lemon bars (or any other desert) to summer being near!

LemonCheesecakeBars4

    Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

  • Ingredients

    crust
  • butter to grease the pan
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 9 graham crackers
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • filling
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • Directions

  • make the crust

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

    Butter the bottom and sides of an 8 by 8 inch baking pan. Cut two pieces of parchment paper in rectangles long enough to extend up the sides of the pan (so later you can use them as tabs to pull out the finished cheesecake bars). Place the parchment paper in the buttered pan cross-wise and press it into the corners.

    In a plastic bag, crush up the graham crackers in to dime size pieces or smaller crumbs. In a bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon and graham crackers. Add the melted butter and mix until the butter is incorporated. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and evenly press it into the bottom of the pan and about a 1/4 inch on the sides. Use a glass or another smooth surface to disperse the graham cracker mixture. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Cool crust.

    make the filling

    Before you begin, ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature. This will make your bars more creamy. In a bowl with an electric mixer, add the cream cheese, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar. Mix until the ingredients are creamy and the cream cheese is fully incorporated. Pour into the pan with the cooled crust. Then evenly distribute the blueberries.

    Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the cheesecake comes out mostly clean. Only allow the top to get a hint of brown. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Remove the cheesecake from the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into 9 bars and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Print This Post

This entry was posted in Brownies and Bars and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

30 Comments

  1. Posted March 25, 2010 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Mmmm these look amazing!! Must make!

  2. Posted March 25, 2010 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    yum!!!! definitely want to make these!!!

  3. Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    These look delicious, and I can’t wait until fresh summer blueberries arrive!

  4. Posted March 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    wow wow wow, so many of my favorite flavors together. I truly believe lemon should be an essential flavor in cheesecake, as it cuts down the richness a bit. Great pictures ~

  5. Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful photos….Wonder what size pan I should use if I doubled the recipe….

  6. Posted March 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Shannon, it might be best to use two pans. You could also use a slightly bigger pan (9×9) to get more bars, they will just be a bit thinner.

  7. Posted March 25, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    These do look like a sunny spring day. I love anything with lemon!

  8. Posted March 26, 2010 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    These bars look amazing!! I love your photos, too.

  9. Posted March 26, 2010 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    I would not stand the temptation of it when i see it.I cancel my diet plan.

  10. Posted March 26, 2010 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Those look amazing! I’ve been baking with lemon a lot to, it’s so nice for spring desserts isn’t it?

  11. Posted March 26, 2010 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Oh these look wonderful! My mouth is watering!

  12. Posted March 26, 2010 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Ooh lovely! I can’t resist lemon at this time of year. The top photo is great.

  13. Posted March 27, 2010 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    i just found this blog via The Wednesday Chef. i really like it! the cheesecake bars look so zesty and fresh, yum! i look forward to reading more recipes. :)

  14. Posted March 27, 2010 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    these look delicious…beautiful photos! love the design of your blog.

  15. Posted March 27, 2010 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    These look and sound delicious-wish I could get nice blueberries around here (sigh).

  16. Posted March 27, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    These look delicious and gorgeous photography ;]

  17. Posted March 29, 2010 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    May I know about how much do 9 graham crackers weigh? Cause I intend to use my (failed) chocolate chip cookies for the base! Thank you!

  18. Posted March 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous blog! Just found you via Matt Bites. Your photos are beautiful, these bars look great :)

  19. Posted March 31, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Cherine, I think it would be about 1 cup to 1-1/4 cup.

  20. Posted April 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    These look soooooo delicious! Thanks for posting!

  21. Posted April 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I love cheesecake! Looks yummy. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  22. Susan
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    I made these last night- and all I can say is, WOW, these are delicious. And SO easy to make. This recipe will definitely hold a place in my go-to dessert recipes! Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Posted September 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  24. Posted December 6, 2011 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    outpersonals.com Outpersonals.com The largest Gay singles Network!

  25. Posted April 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    ママ ウール 安売りをする 若い 本革 耐久性 安い 洁白 バーバリー コート よく販売 超人気新品 カジュアル感を表現し 高い味 靛青 最低の価格
    りんけん ろうと でこでこ ふみきり ふくがん ずっぷり みずかけろん メーツ レシート ひきおこす おとしばなし バーバリー サイズ ひょうろう めいよきょうじゅ ちょうけい げたげた サッカー さいせんたん ざっき
    リンネル ツーピース 人気新品入荷 技術は巧みで完璧で 2012超人気 祭り レザー 一番 最低の価格 ニューバランス m996 ぜいたくな 割引 最安値 優先的な 温かい 信頼感 私
    ひきつり フーズ フー あぶら かんぱい ざつだん こうかん あららげる ニューバランス くりかえす いんしょくぜい バロメーター たんれい りょうびらき かこいこむ たづな キック アンド ラッシュ スフィンクス とりしらべる
    詳しい せいふく 優先的な よく売れて あなたの その他なし 人気の高級老舗 新デザイン やすい 低価格 シューズ スープラ 靴新作 ファッション カシミャ 様 公式通販店舗 若い ジャンパー 激安 絶妙 安価
    ようえい えくぼ むしゅう こなゆき ロード マップ へそくり もえきる カウンセラー ふきおくる けんぺいりつ

  26. Posted April 9, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    下糸 レインコート 布地 メッシュ 爽や クリスチャンルブタン 銀座 非常に 利便性 トラスト ニット しんしふく 胭脂粉 着払い 抜群 通常価格 公式専売店 ルブタン セール ハンドバッグ 人気新作 購入する 完璧
    う ばんがさ ふきょふくせい ひみつかいぎ ダンス マドロス パイプ ちんきん もんしょう レッドソール つらよごし マット レーン クラウド もんよう しょうない たんかだいがく ルブタン サンダル ロジック はんそで つつじ ねらう しおしお えいぞく おどし ふてぶてしい
    贅沢 カジュアル感を表現し 抜群 豊富 鮮やか louboutin 人気貴族店 スポーツウェア 幅広い 付き外衣 最良質 ストッキング 低価格 安価な 上品 肩掛け christian louboutin 2012新作 芯地 アンチスタデイック繊維 暖かい
    たちさわぐ したじ しょくあたり ちびちびと ふりかえ いちもんなし ききだす すいしゃ ルブタン パンプス こころえちがい きんがしんねん ウインター スポーツ わりばし よだれ みしょぶん クリスチャンルブタン 店舗 しゅりけん かいちゅうでんとう たちのぼる つうよう しょうめい ときほぐす うちあげ てごたえ

  27. Posted June 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to
    come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Superb work!

  28. Posted June 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi there mates, its wonderful paragraph regarding tutoringand fully explained, keep it up all the time.

  29. Posted April 27, 2017 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    Just desire to say your article is as astounding. The clarity to
    your submit is just spectacular and i can suppose you are an expert in this subject.
    Well with your permission let me to take hold
    of your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks 1,000,000 and please keep up the gratifying work.

  30. Posted May 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back
    to your webpage? My website is in the very same area of interest as yours and
    my users would really benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.

    Please let me know if this okay with you. Appreciate it!

5 Trackbacks

  1. By TasteSpotting « Etoiles et Toiles on March 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    [...] variety. I’m have a very very hard time deciding what to try first, but I think it has to be Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars (lord help us [...]

  2. [...] quite go according to plan. My blueprints for this recipe began when I saw these delicious lemon blueberry cheesecake squares on Shared Sugar. I started pining for them, but I’ve also been pining for lemon squares. [...]

  3. [...] The recipe comes from Kesha at Shared Sugar. Her pictures are beautiful, check them out here. [...]

  4. By Summer Treats « From the Mouths of Babes on August 3, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    [...] needed to figure out something to do with. I perused one of my favorite Web sites and stumbled upon this recipe from Shared Sugar, a cute little cooking blog, and I’m very pleased with the [...]

  5. By Summer Fruits | Crow & Quill on April 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    [...] {Via SharedSugar} [...]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • twitter