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Jul122012

Lemon blueberry cheesecake bars

If everything falls into place this weekend, it will be a momentus one. I will wait until it is over to share! I have butterflies in my tummy about every part of it. It has been a long time since I have felt like this!

I haven't been thinking about food too much this week, but I did manage to pull these tasty little treats together (inspired by Epicurean Mom). I loved them. They were summery and fresh, which are two of my favorite words to describe food lately with all of this warm (and wonderful) weather.

Blueberries + lemons = summery and fresh!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a food processor, combine:

10 graham crackers, broken into pieces

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Pulse until fine crumbs form.

Add 5 tablespoons of melted butter and pulse until crumbs are moistened.

Press crumbs into the bottom of the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine:

Two 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons milk

2 large eggs

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Using a hand-held mixer, mix on medium speed until smooth.

While you are doing that, have a cute kitchen helper start juicing a few lemons for you. :)

Add to the bowl:

Zest from 2 lemons

Juice from 2 lemons

Mix with hand-held mixer until combined.

Remove a handful of blueberries from a 1-pint package and set aside. Pour the rest of them into the bowl.

Gently stir with a spoon until combined.

Pour the cream-cheese-blueberry mixture over the crust. 

Drop the reserved blueberries evenly over the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours before serving.

Here's to summery, fresh, butterflies-in-tummy days ahead! Enjoy your weekend!

Printable recipe: Lemon blueberry cheesecake bars

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Reader Comments (5)

Cheesecake that has got blueberries and lemon must be amazing! Looks very good and I feel really hungry now :)

07.12.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMedeja

I made these yesterday! Easy and delicious.... thanks for the recipe.

07.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Beautiful blog and photos. Can you help me by telling me what kind of camera you have?

07.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Hi Deb! Thanks!! You can check out the Photography section to learn more about my equipment, but I shoot with a Canon 40D for all food photography.
Megan

07.19.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

These lemon blueberry cheesecake bars look and sound awesome!

08.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan Rose

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