Monday, April 20, 2009

Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

You will love these Blueberry Cheesecake Bars...preheat the oven to 350 degrees...
For the crust bottom layer you will need:
1 3/4 cups of flour, 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 sticks unsalted cold butter cut into small pieces, 1 tsp cold water

For the Filling you will need:
2 8 oz pkg of softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 eggs and 1 cup blueberry pie filling


Butter a 9 x 13 casserole pan. Mix the flour, sugar and salt to in large bowl. Add the butter and continue to cut through. Add the cold water and punch dough to form ball. Press into bottom of casserole to form a crust and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Now, after this crust is baked - let it cool. In the winter I often put things out in the garage to cool since it is cold out there! I also have an extra refrigerator there which I use. I cook a lot so it sure comes in handy!

To prepare the filling: Mix the softened cream cheese, flour, sugar and vanilla until they are creamy. Spread on top the crust which had cooled and then swirl the cup of blueberry pie filling all around staying away from the very edge of the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 33-35 minutes watch closer than I did as mine were a little brown ...refrigerate when cool. Cut into small squares - 48 in all!

Mine were a little browner than I would have liked but didn't look bad after I cut them....this recipe made 48 squares!

This is perfect for your Afternoon Tea Party...a lovely sweet bar that is easy to make!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Bernideen- what a lovely website! Your store looks wonderful - just my kind of place! If I am ever out your way, I will definitely visit.

I live in Newnan, Georgia and we sure could use a store like yours (here!) Please enter me in your contest -

My name is Joanie Anderson "Tea Fan & loves all things Tea!"

email is: [email protected]
Home Tel: (770) 252-0087

Thank you for sharing your website with me -
do you have a gift catalogue or mailing list?

Please email me if you do.
Thanks,

Joanie Anderson

Paula said...

Dear Bernideen,
Thank you for sharing this recipe and the lovely photos!!! I will have to make this for my husband and son! It sounds wonderful! Your new header photo is so pretty!
Have a blessed day!
Love,
Paula

Angela said...

Hey Bernideen!
Looks like another great recipe you have there. I am going to have to try them sometime soon!

I also wanted to let you know that I follow your blog and that on my dashboard yesterday it kept showing me this post. When I would go to your blog to see it, it wasn't there. I am assuming that you had it scheduled to appear for today. It's not just your blog, I have noticed it on several other blogs. It is just strange. So, I'm wondering if blog posts show up on dashboards of followers who are just saving their post and getting it ready or what????
Hugs,
Angela

Bernideen said...

Angela: I have seen this happen before....I set the date for later but it goes ahead and pops out. I do it again and it works but goes ahead for followers of my blog. Who can understand these things?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi..this is a first visit to your blog and I thinks it's great!! Your store looks charming and I wish I could visit it. I am a huge fan of Beatrix Potter and I also love hats. The is a perfect blog for me!! I get excited when I find one that I can get ideas from and just have my cup of tea and enjoy. I am so glad to have found you.
Please do enter me in your garden giveaway!

Mona
http://wsprsweetlyofcottages.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Hello Bernideen - dropped by this evening to see what was new and found the wonderful blueberry cheesecake recipe! I love any kind of cheesecake and this one looks so easy and yummy - thank you for sharing. I'm also excited to read about your Garden Lover's Giveaway coming up! Please put my name "in the hat" - Blessings, Sharon Stinson (http://www.comefortea.blogspot.com)

Lady Katherine said...

These look wonderful! What kind of flour did you use? all purpose, self rising, ect You can email me at [email protected]