Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars Recipe



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Blueberry Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 of a cup (3 oz)  quick oats
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter chilled
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons (total of mixed)grated lemon zest and orange zest together
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 11” x 7”-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.


 Place oats in a food processor and pulse till fine. Add to the processor together with ground oats,  flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add  butter  (or you can use two forks or a pastry blender) add 2 tablespoons of water until mixture forms a crumbly dough. Press dough into the bottom of oil sprayed pan, bake 10  minutes.

In a small bowl, with electric mixer on high speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, zest and vanilla; beat until smooth.  Pour cream cheese mixture over particle baked crust,  sprinkle blueberries over the cream cheese mixture evenly. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes at 350 degrees, until set. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into 12 equal bars.

44 comments:

  1. Yum these look so good, and just the right size pan, for us smaller families. Thanks Claudia.

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  2. These bars must be delicious.

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  3. These bars must be amazing :D

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  4. Those look so rich and delicious. I am all over anything blueberry; especially this time of year when winter seems to be lasting forever.

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  5. Mmm...this looks so beautiful and yummy! Love it!

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  6. Anyone who knows me would know how I'd be all over your berry cheese bars. Excellent mix all around ;o)

    Have a great day,
    Claudia

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  7. I cannot resist this combination - the berries with the creamy cheese lulls me into happiness.

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  8. Anything with cream cheese, I am always in.These bars look a great idea to curb the cheescake cravings.

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  9. Claudia-These cream cheese bars are so incredible. Love the oats addition to the crust!
    Love anything with blueberries, but this is the best!

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  10. OMG, those look so delicious. Bookmarking these to make as soon as I return from Florida. I have no baking equipment in my condo there.

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  11. Ah, those do look delicious and I just happen to have a couple pints of fresh blueberries in the fridge. I adore cream cheese desserts. Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  12. Oh my, these look AMAZING!! Must make soon!

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  13. I love bars Claudia and blueberries are my all time favorite berry! how about shipping a dozen to me?

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  14. Those look really fabulous Claudia!

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  15. hmmm look at those beautiful cream cheese squares - mouthwatering Claudia!

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  16. These blueberry bars sound absolutely scrumptious!

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  17. This looks really rich and delicious!
    have a nice day Claudia!
    Barbara

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  18. Yum!!! The bars look great and I'm all for anything with blueberries. This is a "must try!"

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  19. Blueberries and cream cheese is one of the best combos ever. EVER!

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  20. I am maybe drooling a little bit over here.

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  21. Oh.
    My.
    God.


    I'm not sure what else to say!

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  22. Love blueberries and your bars look so delicious and awesome!

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  23. Blueberry cream cheese bars look so irresistible... i just wanna bite in those bars... :)

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  24. Oh, my, these look incredible!!! Great recipe, Claudia~

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  25. Oh my! These are wonderful and would be a good breakfast for me, lol

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  26. I have to try your recipe, my mouth is watering!

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  27. No words are even needed Claudia! But I have two: insanely delicious!

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  28. these look luscious and moist! love blueberries so I could easily eat the whole batch!

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  29. Look at all those blueberries. Blueberry is one of the few fruits as a child I enjoyed in baked goods. Thank goodness that hasn't changed.

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  30. drooling already...pics are so inviting..yumm!!!

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  31. These look delicious, especially the crust!

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  32. Can this be more perfect?? It looks so good!!

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  33. wow,this is to die for combination!it's great,claudia!

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  34. Ah! This is part of that cooking marathon I saw you post about on Facebook! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  35. Yum-now I really can't wait till we get some blueberry's around here!

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  36. Drool! Now I have something to do with all the blueberries in my freezer

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  37. Claudia, I could just jump in face first and devour this beautiful blueberry dessert.....but I can't make this now until after Lent, since I'm trying to cut out more for the next 40 days. This is going to be hard to do!

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  38. Claudia defiantly a home run with this one I am always on the hunt for recipes that my kids can help with. The girls loved the fact that they were able to help from start to finish & it turned out great. Thanks for sharing my girls added it to their own cookbook they have. MBC

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  39. YUM! That is a great photo too. I'm bookmarking this baby.

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  40. Hi Claudia, Just wanted to thank you for being a part of March's YBR.

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  41. These bars look scrumptious! Hope to make them soon!

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