Friday, August 26, 2011

Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

What else can I make out of the blueberries we picked besides muffins? I found a recipe from New Cookbook - blueberry cheesecake bars. Umm.... yummy

2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, cut up
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 eggs,
1 tsp vanilla

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13*9 baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of the pan.
    For crust, in a large bowl stir together 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut in butter until fine crumbs form. Pat mixture into the baking pan, bake for 20 minutes.
    Meanwhile, in a saucepan stir together 2 tbsp sugar and cornstarch. Stir in  blueberries and orange juice. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat.
    In another bowl beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp flour until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Pour the mixture over baked crust, spreading evenly. Spoon blueberry mixture over cheese layer. Use a knife to marble the mixture.
    Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Use foil to lift the uncut bar out of pan. Cut into bars. Store in a container in fridge.

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