Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Disclosure: This fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Bars recipe post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Bars is a wonderful dessert recipe made using peak of the season Fresh From Florida blueberries. It is a four layer cake bar recipe that is filled with fresh and homemade blueberry filling, homemade cheesecake and a fluffy cake layer made with a combination of all purpose flour and almond meal.
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If you have been a reader even for a short time you probably know I live in Florida. All the recipes I share featuring Fresh From Florida produce may have given me away.
One of the best things about being a Florida resident is all the fresh in season produce I get to enjoy all year long.
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Florida is known for a wide variety of fresh produce and seafood. Did you know you can also buy Fresh From Florida blueberries?
I’m not sure if it is widely known that Florida Farmers also grow fresh blueberries along with the many other types of produce and seafood that is available from Florida farmers.
This fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Bars recipe might look a little complicated at first glance. It’s not complicated at all but there are 4 different components to this dessert bar recipe.
Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Bars Video
Take a peek at the Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake Bars video I made so you can see just how easy it is to make this beautiful and delicious dessert bar recipe using fresh blueberries from Florida.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are made up of four different layers that when combined give you a burst of flavor with each bite.
The first layer is a really easy crust layer. The second layer is made up of the best homemade cheesecake filling you’ll ever make. Then the cheesecake layer is topped with a layer of homemade blueberry filling.
The blueberry filling is then topped with a rich fluffy cake layer. To top off the cake layer a little sprinkle of sugar and sliced almonds give these Blueberry Cheesecake Bars a nice crunchy texture.
I should call this recipe something like Magic Blueberry Cheesecake Bars because these dessert bars are magical.
Layered Dessert Bar Tips
To make things a little easier when making this dessert bar recipe you can make the homemade cheesecake filling and homemade blueberry filling the day before.
The blueberry filling needs to cool down to at least room temperature before assembling and baking the cake bars or it will cause the cheesecake filling to melt when you assemble the layers before baking.
It’s best to make at least the blueberry filling ahead of time so it has time to cool down. When you make the blueberry filling the day or night before allow it to come to room temperature first than refrigerate it in a covered bowl or mason jar before using in this recipe.
Since your already working in the kitchen it makes perfect sense to also make the homemade cheesecake filling at the same time. It can be refrigerated over night also before making the cheesecake bars.
How to make Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Homemade Blueberry Filling Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups Fresh From Florida Blueberries, washed and drained
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 2/3 cups light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup almond meal