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Decadent Strawberry Cheesecake Bars with Crumble replaces the word nice with emptypping

Decadent Strawberry Cheesecake Bars with Crumble replaces the word nice with emptypping

Treat yourself to these Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, a heavenly treat that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the fresh tang of strawberries and a delicious crumble topping. Each layer of this dessert offers something unique: a crunchy graham cracker base, a creamy and tangy cheesecake center, and a sweet, crumbly topping enhanced with fresh strawberries. Perfect for any occasion, these bars are sure to delight anyone who tastes them.

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Why you'll love it: These cheesecake bars strike the perfect balance of rich and refreshing. Using fresh strawberries not only adds a burst of flavor but also a beautiful contrast to the creamy cheesecake. The crumble topping provides a satisfying texture that complements the sweetness of the topping. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these bars are a fantastic choice for beginner bakers and seasoned dessert lovers alike.

Perfect occasion: These Strawberry Cheesecake Bars are ideal for summer picnics, family gatherings, potlucks, and holiday celebrations. They're also perfect for baking in batches and sharing as gifts during the holidays or just as a sweet treat to brighten someone's day.

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Decorating Tips: For an extra touch of elegance, you can garnish each bar with a slice of fresh strawberry or a sprig of mint before serving. A light dusting of powdered sugar over the crumble topping can also add visual appeal and a touch of extra sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • For the base:
    • 160 g graham biscuits or crackers
    • 80 g melted salted butter
  • For the cheesecake filling:
    • 500 g fresh cheese, room temperature
    • 140g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • 7g cornstarch
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
    • 80 ml of heavy cream
  • For the strawberry filling:
    • 300 g chopped strawberries
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • For the crumble topping:
    • 100 g all-purpose flour
    • 65 g light brown sugar
    • 65 g unsalted butter, room temperature

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the base:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
    • Crush the biscuits or graham crackers into fine crumbs. Mix with the melted butter until combined. Press into the bottom of the prepared dish and refrigerate while preparing the filling.
  2. Prepare the cheesecake filling:
    • Mix cream cheese until smooth. Stir in sugar, vanilla, eggs (one at a time), cornstarch, salt and heavy cream until well combined.
    • Pour over prepared crust and smooth top.
  3. Prepare the strawberry filling:
    • Cook half of the strawberries with the sugar and lemon juice until syrupy. Let cool, then add the rest of the strawberries.
  4. Bake the cheesecake:
    • Bake the cheesecake layer for 35 to 40 minutes until set but still slightly wobbly in the center.
    • Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  5. Add the toppings:
    • Spread the strawberry filling on the cheesecake.
    • Mix the flour and brown sugar for the crumble. Incorporate the butter until the mixture forms crumbs. Sprinkle over the strawberry layer.
    • Bake for another 20 minutes until the crumble is golden brown.
  6. Cool and serve:
    • Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for several hours, preferably overnight.
    • Remove it from the pan using the excess parchment paper, cut it into bars and serve.

Enjoy your delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, a delicious blend of textures and flavors that are sure to make any day a little sweeter!

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