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Sumptuous blueberry pie bars filled with cream cheese and crumbly crust

Sumptuous blueberry pie bars filled with cream cheese and crumbly crust

Discover the magic of these blueberry cheesecake crumble bars, where each layer plays a crucial role in creating the perfect bite. Starting with a buttery base, followed by a rich, creamy cheesecake topping studded with fresh blueberries and topped with a light, crumbly crust, these bars are a textural masterpiece. The tangy burst of lemon in the filling wonderfully complements the sweetness of the blueberries, making each bar a refreshing and satisfying treat.

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Why you'll love it: These bars combine the beloved textures and flavors of traditional blueberry pie with the creamy richness of cheesecake. The contrast between the crisp, crumbly topping and the creamy cheesecake filling, interspersed with the juiciness of fresh blueberries, creates a sensory delight on many levels. Perfect for those who appreciate a dessert that is as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye.

Perfect occasion: These blueberry cheesecake crumble bars are a versatile choice for almost any event. They're a hit at summer barbecues, delicious at family gatherings, and a standout addition to holiday dessert tables. Their easy portability also makes them excellent for picnics or as homemade gifts for friends and neighbors.

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Decorating Tips: Before serving, garnish these bars with a sprinkle of fresh blueberries and a dusting of powdered sugar for an elegant finish. If you're feeling adventurous, a drizzle of lemon glaze can add a bright, tangy touch that enhances the lemon notes of the filling.

Ingredients:

  • For the dough:
    • ½ cup unsalted butter
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • For the filling:
    • 8 ounces whole cream cheese
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • ⅔ cup sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ teaspoon of salt
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish
    • Optional: blueberry jam to swirl

Instructions:

  1. For the dough:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Coat an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray, line with parchment paper and spray again.
    • In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in the flour and salt to form a crumbly dough.
    • Press half the dough into the prepared pan, bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  2. For the filling:
    • Beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one by one, then add the sour cream, vanilla and lemon juice.
    • Stir in flour and salt until just combined. Gently incorporate the blueberries.
    • Pour the filling over the baked crust. Sprinkle with blueberry jam if using and stir.
  3. Final assembly:
    • Crumble the rest of the dough over the filling. Sprinkle additional blueberries on top.
    • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is set.
    • Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing.

Enjoy these sublime blueberry cheesecake crumble bars, where each layer contributes to a perfect harmony of flavor and texture!

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