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Need A Picnic Dessert? Think Blue!

When I was thinking of an ideal dessert for a picnic, blueberries kept coming to mind. Not only am I craving them, but they are also a quintessential summer berry. Super ripe, burst-in-your-mouth blueberries are wonderful on their own, but why not throw them into a creamy smooth cheesecake batter and cut them into divine little squares? This recipe for blueberry cheesecake bars travels well, is easy to make, and will please a crowd. What are you waiting for? Get the recipe, just


Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
From Kraft Foods

6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 jar (10 oz.) blueberry jam or preserves
1 cup blueberries

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix butter and graham crumbs in 13x9-inch baking pan. Press firmly onto bottom of pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium until creamy. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Stir jam in jar until softened; spread evenly onto crust. Sprinkle with blueberries; top evenly with the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Bake 30 min. or until slightly puffed. Cool completely in pan.
  6. Cut into 24 bars to serve. Store any leftover bars in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Makes 24 bars.

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Food Food 9 years
kacie- i know what you mean about the diet, looking at these all day long is terrible for my waistline! If you're looking for healthy dishes, our fast & easy dinners are generally well balanced (although we've been known to splurge) - also there's Lite'n it Up, a Healthy Recipe group over on TeamSugar. There are some great finds there!
onesong onesong 9 years
i love blueberries, but i hate blueberry jam (weird i know). i think im going to use more blueberries and crush & sugar some, mix them with the whole berries and let them stand overnight. i'll let you guys know how it turns out!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
These are adorable. Im printing the recipe!
JLew1982 JLew1982 9 years
I wish I'd had this for Father's Day... He loves blueberries!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
YumSugar = bad for Kacie's diet. Hey, Yum, how about a daily low-fat/low-cal recipe post? :D
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
I am going to a graduation party this weekend... i think that i am going to bring these... thanks !
rainonme224 rainonme224 9 years
i'm not a fan of blueberries but I'm sure this would be good with a different fruit.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Yuuuuummmm I know what I am going to make for the next family get-together!
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