Saturday, November 27, 2010

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

These dessert bars are wonderful! Everyone loves them. You could easily use whatever sort of pie filling you'd like. It is best to make this the day before you serve it, so that the cheesecake softens and mellows in flavor. Believe me, it will make a big difference! The original recipe is called a tart, so its filling is very thin. I always double the filling ingredients, and once I even tripled it, which just made it all the more delicious, but usually, I just double it. What is listed below is the doubled version.



It is very simple to make and doesn't take all that long!



Pat your graham cracker crust in a  greased 9 x 13" pan and set aside. I lined the pan with parchment paper because the pan is scratched up. It's not necessary and not something I usually do, but it turns out that I liked it better with the pan lined, so I will probably do so next time. But do as you wish.





Beat together your filling and pour over the crust. Bake until filling is set and top is lightly browned. Cool. When it comes out of the oven, it will be real puffed up, but then will deflate as it cools.



Top with pie filling.


Spread Cool Whip on top and refrigerate. Store in the refrigerator.


Printable Recipe

Crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup pwd sugar


Mix together in a bowl and pat into a greased 9 x 13" pan. You may line the pan with parchment paper if you wish. What I did was to spray the pan with Pam first, line the pan, then spray the parchment with Pam again. Set pan aside while you prepare the filling.

Filling
2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Topping
1 can Blueberry Pie Filling (you may use whatever flavor you wish - lemon should be real good, though I haven't tried it yet)
1 (12-oz) container of Cool Whip

Beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar, beating until smooth, again. Add the eggs and vanilla, beating until thoroughly combined. Pour over the graham cracker crust. Bake 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, or until filling has set and top is lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Top with the pie filling, spreading to the edges of pan. Top right away with the Cool Whip, also spreading to the edges of the pan. Refrigerate. Store in the refrigerator. This is best made the day before serving.

2 comments:

Judy said...

Oh my gosh!!! This looks so good it's making my mouth water! LOL I must definitely try thing one.

Megan said...

Ooh... delicious! My mom makes cheesecake cupcakes like this but never with the whipped cream on top. What a fun idea!